No God Like the Mother: Stories by Kesha Ajọsẹ-Fisher
Forest Avenue Press, April 2023
Kesha Ajọsẹ-Fisher’s debut collection of nine short stories, No God Like the Mother, follows characters in transition, through tribulation and hope. Set around the world–the bustling streets of Lagos, the arid gardens beside the Red Sea, an apartment in Paris, and the rain-washed suburbs of the Pacific Northwest–this collection of nine stories is a masterful exploration of life’s uncertainty. Ajọsẹ-Fisher was born in Chicago, raised in Lagos, Nigeria, and returned to the United States with her family in the early nineties. She won the Oregon Book Awards’ 2020 Ken Kesey Prize for this collection.
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