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Zainab Takes New York

Ayesha Harruna Attah

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New York, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

From a powerful new diverse voice in commercial fiction comes a poignant romance about a young Ghanaian woman learning to fall in love in one of the most magical cities on earth.

'A sweet, charming, funny story about finding friendship, finding yourself, and love'
Netgalley Reviewer

'I was waiting for a book like this!'
Netgalley Reviewer


Zainab Sekyi is on a quest to find herself. . .
She's moving to New York City to pursue her lifelong dream to become an illustrator, but she doesn't just want to get a job. She's also on a mission to make enough money to go on a night out, buy a whole bottle of wine (not just a glass) and, most importantly of all, to fall in love.

But as she grows accustomed to the hustle and bustle of city life - with the help of her new roommate Mary Grace, and life-long friend, Densua - she begins to hear the voices of her ancestors in her mind. . .

Could understanding her family's past hold the key to Zainab's future?

A charming romcom about one woman learning to fall in love in one of the most magical cities on earth, Ayesha Harruna Attah's novel is perfect for fans of Uzma Jalaluddin, Kiley Reid and Angela Makholwa.

Readers love Zainab Takes New York. . .

'If you're looking for a cute fun read, here is your next book'
Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars

'This was just the most beautiful book, from it's gorgeous cover to the immersive storyline. I haven't read anything quite as engaging as this in recent years!'
Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars

'Ayesha has a way of writing that makes it hard to put the book down.'
Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars

'This book is filled with so many lessons from incredible characters.'
Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars

Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars

Praise for Ayesha Harruna Attah:

'Beautifully written story that stimulates rich mental imagery' ***** Reader Review

'Very beautifully written' ***** Reader Review

'One of the best books I've read in the last 10 years!' ***** Reader Review

'Amazing worth reading' ***** Reader Review

'I couldn't put this book down' ***** Reader Review

'Thank you for a beautiful story' ***** Reader Review

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