“The loss isn’t only in this country. It’s dispersed across the globe, wherever our parents went and raised us, that loss has traveled abroad…”

Faith begins with Arit Essien, a withdrawn Nigerian-American girl living in rural Massachusetts, trying to fit into her lily-white landscape. This all changes when she meets Ekpewan, an ancestor who finds her alone one night and introduces her to the worlds of her homeland and of the unknown. And so begins a poignant conversation between several generations of women grappling with expectation, fragmentation, and a desire for independence. This coming-of-age tale is a meditation between the past and the present and follows a young woman’s journey to find her place in it all.

I believe the book is great for women, especially women who are trying to find themselves and live independent of expectations. You can read an excerpt here,

Submitted by Itoro Bassey