A truly memorable and wonderful book. I was completely lost in reading this novel, which leaves a strong impression on the.mind of its reader long after it has been read. It is of course interesting because of the setting, Nigerian landscape and culture, but the plot and the story of the novel is powerful as well. Besides, the writer evokes the various landscapes vividly throughout the novel.
The characters are all memorable as well and I especially liked the way the protagonist Kambili has been presented. Her fears, longings and the complexity of her character, best seen in the complicated relationship with her father, also gives the text a very realistic feel.