What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky - "Buchi's Girls" Summary & Analysis

Lesley Nneka Arimah
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A mother, Buchi, is a widow raising her 12-year-old daughter, Louisa, and her six-year-old daughter, Damaris. Buchi had been married to Nnamdi, an economics professor, before he recently passed away in a car accident. Buchi is forced to raise her daughters at the house her sister, Precious, shares with her own husband, Dickson. Both Precious and Dickson work powerful corporate jobs and use their wealth to send their own four children off to boarding school. Precious and Dickson are incredibly insensitive to the trauma that Buchi’s family is enduring — particularly Damaris, who had seen Nnamdi die. Nnamd had been hit by a car on the highway after he had pulled over to help another motorist. Precious and Dickson require Buchi to do housework, and they insist that their nieces are not to enter their daughters’ rooms to play with their toy collections...

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