The Day Ends Like Any Day by Timothy OgeneThe Day Ends Like Any Day by Timothy Ogene

The Day Ends Like Any Day

byTimothy Ogene

Paperback | September 28, 2017

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Growing up is a strange affair for Sam, a young Nigerian, who lives in a slum called The Blocks. His father only speaks to his children once he's drunk enough alcohol, and his mother won’t accept that Sam is different from his siblings. Sam is formed by the people he meets: a young gay man he can't rescue from his tormentors, a girl whose rapist escapes when the women of the block seek justice, and Pa Suku, a strange figure who opens Sam’s eyes to books, music, poetry, and jazz. When Sam goes to college, he is faced with his own lack of belonging and confronts his own sexuality. This book is the lyrical, challenging account of the multiple lives of a young Nigerian who refuses to accept that he has been shaped by the traumas of his past.
Timothy Ogene is currently working on a Master's in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. His poems and stories have appeared in publications such as Blue Rock Review, The Missing Slate, One Throne Magazine, and Poetry Quarterly. He lives in Norwich, England. 
Title:The Day Ends Like Any DayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.8 inPublished:September 28, 2017Publisher:Holland HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910688290

ISBN - 13:9781910688298


Editorial Reviews

"The Day Ends Like Any Day illustrates the ways in which human beings carry their pasts with them no matter where they go. A powerful novel that demands reconciliation, from the reader and its protagonist alike." —Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers, Foreword Reviews