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Into the Go-Slow

(2014)
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It's 1986 and twenty-one-year-old Angie continues to mourn the death of her brilliant and radical sister Ella. On impulse, she travels from Detroit to the place where Ella tragically died four years before - Nigeria. She retraces her sister's steps, all the while navigating the chaotic landscape of a major African country on the brink of democracy careening toward a coup d'etat.

At the center of this quest is a love affair that upends everything Angie thought she knew about herself. Against a backdrop of Nigeria's infamous go-slow - traffic as wild and surprising as a Fela lyric - Angie begins to unravel the mysteries of the past, and opens herself up to love and life after Ella.

    

"Bridgett M. Davis has created a beautiful allegory at the heart of a realist novel—an allegory of love, family, expansion, hope, and transformation—all of it worked out compassionately and with integrity in the only country that offers both allegory and realism—Nigeria. A strong book." - Chris Abani


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September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Into the Go-Slow
Author(s): Bridgett M Davis
ISBN: 1-55861-864-3 / 978-1-55861-864-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Into the Go-Slow
Author(s): Bridgett M Davis
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA