Friday, March 18, 2011
Review: Becoming Abigail by Chris Abani
In a raw and luminous voice, Chris Abani's novella "Becoming Abigail" is the story of a young Nigerian woman whisked away to London by her Uncle and sold into prostitution. The scene's in this novella are very graphic and Mr. Abani takes us into Abigail's world of grief and betrayal. I don't want to give too much away, since this is a book to be savored despite it's wrenching narrative. Nothing short but memorable.