• “A beautiful allegory of love, family, expansion, hope, and transformation”

    Chris Abani, author of The Secret History of Las Vegas

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In 1987 Detroit, twenty-one-year-old Angie passes time working in a mall and watching sitcoms with her mom. But beneath the surface, she is consumed by thoughts of her sister’s death years earlier in Nigeria. Ella had introduced Angie to Black Power and a vision of returning to Africa. On impulse, Angie travels to Lagos and begins to retrace Ella’s steps…read more


Time Out NY calls Davis one of “10 New York Authors To Read Right Now”!

Kirkus Reviews says: “The difficult intellectual questions Davis raises about personal identity and an African-American’s relation to contemporary Africa are particularly resonant…”

Booklist calls the novel a captivating tale that “paints a vivid portrait of Lagos: its poverty, beauty, corruption, and ‘go-slow’ approach to life.”