The Day Ends Like Any Day

The Day Ends Like Any Day

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Growing up is a strange affair for Sam, a young Nigerian, who lives in a slum called The Blocks. His father only speaks to his children once he's drunk enough alcohol, and his mother won't accept that Sam is different from his siblings. Sam is formed by the people he meets: a young gay man he can't rescue from his tormentors, a girl whose rapist escapes when the women of the block seek justice, and Pa Suku, a strange figure who opens Sam's eyes to books, music, poetry, and jazz. When Sam goes to college, he is faced with his own lack of belonging and confronts his own sexuality. This book is the lyrical, challenging account of the multiple lives of a young Nigerian who refuses to accept that he has been shaped by the traumas of his more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 127 x 203.2 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • Holland House
  • Newbury, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1910688290
  • 9781910688298
  • 1,328,977

Review quote

"Timothy Ogene's beautiful novel is a new form of Bildungsroman: Sam's story is also a journey through books and memories, so much so that a life's journey is not only oriented forwards, but also backwards." --Ioana Danaila, The African Book Reviewshow more

About Timothy Ogene

Timothy Ogene is currently working on a Master's in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. His poems and stories have appeared in publications such as Blue Rock Review, The Missing Slate, One Throne Magazine, and Poetry Quarterly. He lives in Norwich, more

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