Love Is Power, or Something Like That (A. Igoni Barrett)

"Love means you make me happy until you don’t."

"Love means you make me happy until you don’t."

Nigeria / 2013

This collection of nine short stories explores the inner-lives of contemporary Nigerians who grapple with desire, conflict, love, and power. A. Igoni Barrett is the author of Blackass, a novel about a Nigerian man who turns white, which I read back in April. The story itself didn't enthrall me as much as I had anticipated, but I was very impressed by the writing on a technical level. I've heard that Barrett's strongest writing is actually found in his short stories. So, I really want to check out this collection.