And After Many Days is a novel of childhood, of the delicate, complex balance of power and love between siblings; the unique ecosystem of a family. It is also a portrait of a society, as the old world gives way to a new status quo. A novel of quiet, devastating force, And After Many Days holds at its centre a profound story of life, loss and becoming.

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5.7
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And After Many Days (B ...

06 Jun 2017
6.0
Against the backdrop of a country tethering under the weight of political crises, Jowhor Ile poises his pen over an upper middle class family as they grapple with the mysterious disappearance of their teenage son. A familiar tale of family relationsh ...
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And After Many Days (B ...

06 Jun 2017
8.0
In his debut novel And After Many Days, Jowhor Ile tells the story of a middle class family, the Utus, in Port Harcourt in the early to mid 90s, a time in which Nigeria was under military rule. We follow this family, the tragedy that opens their stor ...
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New York Times

25 Jan 2017
6.0
There is a recurring motif of someone switching on a light bulb in Jowhor Ile’s laudable first novel, “And After Many Days.” The book begins in Nigeria in 1995, when the country was shrouded in literal and metaphorical darkness — plagued by w ...
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World Literature Today

30 Sep 2016
6.0
After seventeen-year-old Paul Utu tells his younger brother, Ajie, of his plan to visit a friend, he vanishes one afternoon in 1995. That event and its cost to his upper-middle-class family propel Jowhor Ile’s debut novel, a dark portrait of post-c ...
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The Musty Corner

25 Sep 2016
4.0
Every once in a while, when I pick up a book to read, I hope I will find it hard to put down and it will leave me gasping for air just because of its overall beauty. And after many days just was not that book for me. Set in Port Harcourt, one of Nige ...
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Olisa.tv

10 Aug 2016
7.0
It is probably right to say that any book set in a city like Port Harcourt is bound to be intriguing, but it is also probably right to say that any fiction set in Nigeria in the 90’s is set to have some doom accompanying it. Jowhor Ile’s And Afte ...

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Publisher:

Tim Duggan Books

ISBN:

978-1-101-90314-8

Language:

English

Literary Awards:

Etisalat Prize for Literature, Nominee (2016)

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