When the titular Zikora, a high-powered Nigerian lawyer in DC, finds she is pregnant at age 39, her equally high-powered lawyer boyfriend, Kwame, promptly leaves her, and Zikora's mother comes to help out. The multitalented actress, director, singer, and writer Adepero Oduye provides an outstanding Nigerian-accented narration, charting Zikora's thoughts and feelings surrounding her failed relationship, her attempts to navigate new motherhood as a professional woman, and her developing understanding of her own mother's challenging relationship with Zikora's father in Nigeria. Oduye reads this short work at a steady pace, with a breathiness that conveys Zikora's reflective ruminations. Oduye switches from a Nigerian to an American accent when the American characters speak, helping to differentiate the characters. S.E.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2021]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9781713570875 $1.99
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