A Bit of Difference

Exposing the differences between the foreign images of Africa and the realities of contemporary Nigerian life

At thirty-nine, Deola Bello, a Nigerian expatriate in London, is dissatisfied with being single and working overseas. Deola works as a financial reviewer for an international charity, and when her job takes her back to Nigeria in time for her father’s five-year memorial service, she finds herself turning her scrutiny inward. In Nigeria, Deola encounters changes in her family and in the urban landscape of her home, and new acquaintances who offer unexpected possibilities.

Through Sefi’s characteristic boldness and vision, readers are presented with a novel that perfectly encapsulates life’s truth beyond that of the book’s central character, while exposing the differences between foreign images of Africa and the realities of contemporary Nigerian life.


About the Author

Sefi Atta is the author of two previous novels, Everything Good Will Come and Swallow (published by Jacana in 2010), and a collection of short stories, News from Home. Her first novel won her the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa and her short stories the NOMA Award for Publishing in Africa. Her novels have been published around the world and translated into numerous languages, and her radio and stage plays have been performed internationally. She was born in Lagos, educated in Nigeria, the UK and the US, and now lives in the USA.


Parameters of Book: 
Author: Sefi Atta
ISBN: 9781431420858
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Size (mm): 235x155mm
Pages: 284pp
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black and White
Rights: South African Rights
Language: English
Publication Date: August 2014
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