The Power of a Plate of Rice
Summary: A Nigerian woman becomes furious when her boss decides he is not going to pay her wages for time taken off because of a hospitalized child. She decides that she will not tolerate this injustice sitting nor standing and seek her own form of satisfactory justice.
Favorite character: Cheta: strong willed, courageous, Nigerian educator.
Least favorite: Mr. Aziza: a knuckle head, disrespectful, educated and Cheta boss,
Favorite line: Cheta replies about being angry: "Only an angel or an idiot would remain calm in this situation."
I enjoyed reading this novel. I will definitely read other books by the author. I laughed hard while visioning the character of Cheta. How she decided to handle the situation was one great spontaneous moment. It is something I would of done also. My reflections: How the so called common folks are often mistreated. The overall treatment of the women by men puts you in a disgruntle mood. IT was good reading. My rating: A
This story is listed in the book: Opening Spaces: An Anthology of Contemporary African Women's Writings. The author is Nigerian.