Short Stories 366:109 — “Light,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Oh man, this story. I listened to What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky on audio, and as I've mentioned, the narrator does a brilliant job inhabiting the emotionality of the characters, and so when you layer that on top of Arimah's already wonderful writing, the result is basically emotional gut-punching, and … Continue reading Short Stories 366:109 — “Light,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Short Stories 366:102 — “Wild,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah

This story, from What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, mothers and daughters (and, wider, culture), and the expectations that come between them. Two cousins, one having moved to America and one who remained in Niger, who haven't seen each other since they were thirteen, are reunited when the American-living daughter is … Continue reading Short Stories 366:102 — “Wild,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Short Stories 366:95 — “The Future Looks Good,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Holy flying crap this story. Okay. First off, I bumped into this anthology thanks to the LeVar Burton Reads podcast reading of the titular story from the collection last month, and so I went out of my way to find the book—even better, it was available on audio—and snapped up a copy for myself. What … Continue reading Short Stories 366:95 — “The Future Looks Good,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Short Stories 366:41 — “What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Oh wow, this was so good, folks. A story I found through LeVar Burton Reads (you should also check that out, by the way), Lesley Nneka Arimah's "What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky" has so many balls up in the air for one story it's incredible, and she doesn't drop a … Continue reading Short Stories 366:41 — “What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky,” by Lesley Nneka Arimah