Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun

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Author: Sarah Ladipo Manyika

9789382579489 | PB | pp.134 | 2018 | Yoda Press

A subtle story about ageing, friendship and loss, this is also a nuanced study of the erotic yearnings of an older woman.

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Morayo Da Silva, a cosmopolitan Nigerian woman, lives in hip San Francisco. On the cusp of seventy-five, she is in good health and makes the most of it, enjoying road trips in her vintage Porsche, chatting to strangers, and recollecting characters from her favourite novels. Then she has a fall and her independence crumbles. Without the support of family, she relies on friends and chance encounters. As Morayo recounts her story, moving seamlessly between past and present, we meet Dawud, a charming Palestinian shopkeeper, Sage, a feisty, homeless Grateful Dead devotee, and Antonio, the poet whom Morayo desired more than her ambassador husband. A subtle story about ageing, friendship and loss, this is also a nuanced study of the erotic yearnings of an older woman.

Additional information

Author:

Sarah Ladipo Manyika

ISBN:

9789382579489

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

134

Year of Publishing:

2019

Publisher:

Yoda Press

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

SARAH LADIPO MANYIKA teaches literature at San Francisco State University. Her first novel, In Dependence, has sold over 1.5 million copies in Nigeria. Sarah sits on the boards of Hedgebrook and San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora and was the Chair of Judges for the Etisalat Prize for Literature in 2015. Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun was shortlisted for the 2016 Goldsmiths Prize.

“Dr. Morayo Da Silva is one of the most memorable characters you are likely to
encounter on the page – intelligent, indomitable, author and survivor of a large life. In dreamlike prose, Manyika dips in and out of her present, her past, in a story that argues always for generosity, for connection, for a vigorous and joyful endurance.”
—Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, shortlisted for 2014 Man Booker Prize

“If aging be a lamp, then Morayo, the protagonist in Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun is a mesmerising glow. Astute, sensual, funny, and moving.”
—NoViolet Bulawayo, author of We Need New Names, shortlisted for 2013 Man Booker Prize

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