In the 1980s in Lagos, the government’s War Against Indiscipline and austerity measures are in full swing. A succession of unfortunate events leads Tolani, a bank secretary, to be persuaded by her roommate Rose to consider drug trafficking as a way to make a living. Tolani’s subsequent struggle with temptation forces her to reconsider her morality—and that of her mother Arike’s—as she embarks on a turbulent journey of self-discovery.
Sefi Atta’s first novel, Everything Good Will Come, won the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa. Her short-story collection News from Home received the Noma Award for Publishing in Africa.