Ekina was made in America with African parts, but unfortunately this has never made him indestructible. Precocious at ten years old, Ekina knows that physical strength wonat help him fend off his overbearing parents, cruel teachers, and one-sided romance. It wonat help him save his baby sister from their traditionally-misogynist father or protect his little brother from their motheras expectations either, although it mightave helped him master an adagioaif he hadnat quit ballet class. Nigerian boys donat wear pointe shoes, and anyway, who does he think he isaban American? aSo You Think Youare Americana is a novel about growing up in that world between foreign and native cultures. Poignant, funny, and sometimes hopelessly heartbreaking, aSo You Think Youare Americana will evoke profound emotions, tears or laughter, in even the most stoic of readers.I tried to scrub it off with water, with soap, with my newly painted nails, but it was Sharpie. ... very depressing, especially to know that your face wouldbe like this forever on account ofa jerklike Shawn MacLean and his dumb Sharpie markers.
|Title||:||So You Think You’re American|
|Author||:||Iriowen Thea Ojo|
|Publisher||:||AuthorHouse - 2014-07-22|