"Skinned"

Title"Skinned"
Year for Search2018
AuthorsArimah, Lesley Nneka (b. 1983)
Secondary TitleMcSweeney’s Quarterly Concern
Volume / Editionno. 53
Pagination61-82
Date Published2018
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author, Nigerian author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia set in an unnamed African country in which women past puberty are expected, based on religion and tradition, to wear no clothes until they are married. Most do, and the story is told from the perspective of an older, never married woman. 

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The female author (b. 1983) was born in England, raised in Nigeria, and has lived in the United States since she was a teenager.

Full Text

2018 Arimah, Lesley Nneka (b. 1983). “Skinned.” McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, no. 53 (2018): 61-82. PU

Dystopia set in an unnamed African country in which women past puberty are expected, based on religion and tradition, to wear no clothes until they are married. Most do, and the story is told from the perspective of an older, never married woman. The female author was born in England, raised in Nigeria, and has lived in the United States since she was a teenager.