Things Are Good Now

Things Are Good Now


Book - 2018
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Set in East Africa, the Middle East, Canada, and the U.S., Things Are Good Now explores the scars of violence and the weight of love and guilt on the soul. In these pages, women, men, and children who've crossed continents in search of a better life find themselves struggling with the chaos of displacement and the religious and cultural clashes they face in their new homes.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] :, Astoria/House of Anansi Press Inc.,, 2018
Description: 247 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9781487001889
Branch Call Number: Ibra
Additional Contributors: Ibrahim, Djamila, 1975- Short stories


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Things Are Good Now is a unique book that is filled with short stories detailing the struggles and challenges that newcomers to Canada have to deal with. Each story tells the story of an immigrant moving into Canada and how they must evolve and shape themselves into individuals deemed acceptable in the eyes of Western civilization. Every main character has a personality different from every short story that is included in this novel. Things Are Good Now brings the modern day difficulty of immigrants moving to Western society, into light. Every emotion and challenge the character encounters, you feel as your own. The author, Djamila Ibrahim, puts forth her best writing skills into this novel, giving the reader a different perspective on the hardships of moving into an unfamiliar country. This novel is remarkable and gave me a new insight on how hard it really is for immigrants to settle into Canada, so I would definitely recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more about another one’s culture.
- Nicholas T.

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