Happiness, Like Water

Happiness, Like Water is a 2013 collection of short stories written by Nigeria writer Chinelo Okparanta. It was first published on August 13, 2013, by Mariner Books, an imprint of HarperCollins publishers.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Happiness, Like Water
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First edition
AuthorChinelo Okparanta
CountryNigeria
LanguageEnglish
GenreLiterary Fiction
Set inNigeria
PublisherMariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date
August 13, 2013
Media typePrint (paperback)
Pages208 pp (first edition)
ISBN978-0-544-00345-3 (first edition)
OCLC857069665

Plot summaryEdit

The anthology has a total collection of seven stories; each having a different but unique message to deliver. These messages include the life of Nigerians towards the "Yahoo Boys", the life of homosexuals in Nigeria and the image of Nigeria in the diaspora.[8][9][10][11][12]

List of Stories

  • On Ohaeto Street
  • Wahala
  • Fairness
  • Runs Girl
  • America
  • Shelter
  • Tumours and Butterflies

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fiction Book Review: Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Mariner, $14.95 trade paper (208p) ISBN 978-0-544-00345-3". May 5, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2021 – via Publishers Weekly.
  2. ^ Ellis, Danika. "Casey reviews Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta – The Lesbrary" – via The Lesbrary.
  3. ^ Emma Cueto (August 12, 2013). "Okparanta's Short Story Collection 'Happiness Like Water' Is Powerful In Its Universality". Retrieved August 18, 2021 – via Bustle.
  4. ^ Tell Me More (August 14, 2013). "'Happiness, Like Water' Based On Nigerian-American Writer's Reality". NPR.org. Retrieved August 18, 2021 – via National Public Radio.
  5. ^ Reporters, Our (November 11, 2020). "Of Tumours and Butterflies, happiness like water". Retrieved August 18, 2021 – via New Telegraph.
  6. ^ Rao, Mythili (August 19, 2013). "Chinelo Okparanta: Champion of the Stifled". The Daily Beast. Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  7. ^ Staff, NPR (September 19, 2015). "Finding Love And Self-Acceptance 'Under the Udala Trees'". NPR.org. Retrieved August 18, 2021 – via NPR.
  8. ^ "HAPPINESS, LIKE WATER | Kirkus Reviews" – via Kirkus Reviews.
  9. ^ Mishan, Ligaya (September 13, 2013). "How She Left". New York Times.
  10. ^ Treska, Nicole (October 21, 2013). "Review: Happiness, Like Water". Retrieved August 18, 2021 – via The Common Online.
  11. ^ Ogunmupe, Bayo (March 15, 2015). "Okparanta's Happiness, Like Water... Distilling Echoes Of Homeland". Retrieved August 18, 2021 – via The Guardian Nigeria.
  12. ^ Sarai, Sarah (October 19, 2013). "'Happiness, Like Water' by Chinelo Okparanta". Retrieved August 18, 2021 – via Lambda Literary Foundation.