Speak No Evil (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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Speak No Evil is a timely and heartbreaking coming-of-age story, shared between two privileged Harvard friends who are struggling to express their truths against expectations that seem to define them. Niru, a Nigerian immigrant aspiring to be a doctor, can’t tell his religious, conservative parents he is gay. Meredith, daughter of D.C.’s political elite, is unable to speak out about what really happened in an alley outside a bar one night. Their stories are in the hands of critically acclaimed author, Uzodinma Iweala, who exposes the realities of our society in this beautifully written compact piece of contemporary fiction!” —Stephanie Coleman

— Stephanie Coleman

March 2018 Indie Next List


“'This is who I am.' 'This is what happened to me.' These are the simplest of expressions, yet the ability to speak them fully is a privilege not shared by the teenaged protagonists of this novel. Nigerian immigrant and Harvard-accepted aspiring doctor Niru is not able to tell his conservative religious parents that he is gay. The daughter of D.C.'s political elite, Meredith is not able to tell the world what really happened in an alley outside a bar on a hot spring night. Speak No Evil describes how loving relationships are strained, how trust is shattered, and how bodies can be broken when the truth is silenced. This heartbreakingly beautiful story will stay with you for a long time.”
— Jill Zimmerman, Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI



Product Details
ISBN: 9781509474141
ISBN-10: 1509474145
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: March 6th, 2018
Language: English