A Good Name
“A Good Name is Eziafakaego and Zinachidi’s immigrant story. The Nigerian couple living in Houston are experiencing a difficult marriage.
The demure girl Eziafa went back home to marry has changed into a bold, educated woman. Unwilling to accept his wife’s growth, Eziafa is determined to clip her wings.
Zina, who came to Texas as an eighteen-year-old with big dreams, is disillusioned with her life. Unfazed by family expectations and tradition, Zina is ready to start over with Raven, an ex-Mennonite farm boy, even if there is a huge price to pay.
The novel’s “ripped from the headlines” slant fictionalizes the stories of female Nigerian nurses living in the United States who were murdered by their much older husbands.