WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY’ by LESLEY NNEKA ARIMAH -JULY 2018

The Rainbow Recommended Reading for July is ‘What it Means When a Man Falls from the Sky’ by Lesley Nneka Arimah
‘This dazzlingly accomplished debut collection explores the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home. Arimah keeps her readers on their toes, and the disorientation can come with great rewards. While at times her use of narrative or rhetorical devices brings a degree of self-consciousness to the page, it also brings energy, momentum and humour. Some stories hold readers at a distance; others address them directly; some pull them close into the physical and emotional realms of the characters – and some of the stories do all of these at once. Overall, the collection offers a rare combination of daring and nuance’.