Award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has a new work of fiction out—her first since her 2013 novel Americanah. Zikora, Adichie’s new short story was released on October 27.
The emotional storms weathered by a mother and daughter yield a profound new understanding in a moving short story by the bestselling, award-winning author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists.
The short fictional story tells the story of Zikora, a Nigerian lawyer living in Washington D.C grappling not only with pregnancy after her equally high-powered lover abandoned her on getting to know about it, but also with the loss of her relationship; while her demanding mother shows up to prepare her for motherhood.
The short story explores the unique challenges Black mothers face in the U.S., including a disproportionately high mortality rate, as well as the quandary of being a working mother. What happens when the life you imagined for yourself is quickly, and urgently, eclipsed by the life you have—and the life that’s on its way? Find out in Zikora.
The novel is available on Amazon Original Stories and is free for Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The book is also available for purchase for non-subscribers.
We admire Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for her outstanding works in creative writing. We hope you enjoy the short fictional story.