What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky - "The Future Looks Good" Summary & Analysis

Lesley Nneka Arimah
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Summary

A young woman named Bibi begins to live with her appreciative boyfriend Godwin. However, when Bibi suggests the idea of them getting married, Godwin disappears without explanation for 12 days. Then, upon his return, he verbally and physically abuses her. This causes Bibi to return to her mother, with whom she shares a contentious relationship. When Bibi's cheerful younger sister Ezinma returns to Bibi and Godwin's shared apartment to help move Bibi's stuff out, she is suddenly shot in the back by Godwin.

Analysis

"The Future Looks Good" is written using an unconventional, nonlinear timeline. In a way, this story takes place in the present moment over just a couple of seconds, with most of the story's material consisting of flashbacks. The story begins with Ezinma approaching the door of Bibi and Godwin's apartment, as the first sentence reads: "Ezinma fumbles the...

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