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‘Love is Power, Or Something Like That’ by A. Igoni Barrett

Some of the stories in A. Igoni Barrett’s new collection are inspired by family.
Some of the stories in A. Igoni Barrett’s new collection are inspired by family. Jerry Riley

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Love Is Power, or Something Like That,” a collection of stories set in modern-day Nigeria, pulses with an indomitable life force that is, by turns, tender and fierce.

In nine taut stories, Nigerian writer A. Igoni Barrett, who lives in Lagos, captures lives full of yearning, striving, setbacks, and moments of joy. He’s a compassionate if unflinching storyteller whose stories of daily life in Nigeria turn on universal themes.

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