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Blessings

A plain-spoken queer coming-of-age story ... While often lovely, may feel like stepping into the past. It showcases a world that people in the United States like to think they’ve moved beyond ... The best of Blessings is made of sentences like these: revelatory yet unresolved, simple yet polyphonic, hopeful yet full of heartbreak.
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Poignant ... An emotive, affecting debut.
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Deft ... The chapters devoted to Uzoamaka contain some remarkably well-executed scenes and some that feel tangential. The best are those that concern her growing understanding of her son ... The character of Anozie is less well developed.
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