Under the Udala Trees

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Chinelo Okparanta: Under the Udala Trees (2017, Granta Books)

336 pages

English language

Published July 12, 2017 by Granta Books.

ISBN:
978-1-84708-838-3
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Ijeoma, a young Nigerian girl displaced during their civil war, begins a powerful love affair with another refugee girl from a different ethnic community. When the pair are discovered, they must learn the cost of living a lie amidst taboos and prejudices. Even as her nation contends with and recovers from the effects of war and division, Ijeoma seeks a glimmer of hope for a future where a woman might just be able to shape her life around truth and love.

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Subjects

  • Fiction, historical, general
  • Nigeria, fiction