Arimah-AWLP Longlist

LESLEY NNEKA ARIMAH

2018 Longlist

 

What It Means When a Man -web“What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky” 

Riverhead Books, Penguin Random House
ISBN:9780735211025

In “Who Will Greet You at Home,” a National Magazine Award finalist for The New Yorker, A woman desperate for a child weaves one out of hair, with unsettling results. In “Wild,” a disastrous night out shifts a teenager and her Nigerian cousin onto uneasy common ground. In “The Future Looks Good,” three generations of women are haunted by the ghosts of war, while in “Light,” a father struggles to protect and empower the daughter he loves. And in the title story, in a world ravaged by flood and riven by class, experts have discovered how to “fix the equation of a person” – with rippling, unforeseen repercussions. 

Evocative, playful, subversive, and incredibly human, “What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky” heralds the arrival of a prodigious talent with a remarkable career ahead of her.

Arimah - webABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lesley Nneka Arimah was born in the UK and grew up in Nigeria and wherever else her father was stationed for work. She has been a finalist for a National Magazine Award and the Caine Prize, and a winner of the African Commonwealth Short Story Prize and an O. Henry Award, among other honors. She lives in Minneapolis. “What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky” is her first book.