2020 Winner of the Oregon Book Award for Fiction
by Kesha Ajọsẹ Fisher
Five women. One question. What is a woman for?
Kesha Ajọsẹ Fisher's No God Like the Mother follows characters in transition, through tribulation and hope. Set around the world — the bustling streets of Lagos, the arid gardens beside the Red Sea, an apartment in Paris, the rain-washed suburbs of the Pacific Northwest — this collection of nine stories is a masterful exploration of life's uncertainty that will draw readers in and keep them riveted.
The Oregon Book Awards are presented annually by Literary Arts, Inc. for the finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in the genres of Fiction, Poetry, Graphic Literature, Literary Nonfiction, Drama, and Young Readers Literature. Listed here are the winners in the Fiction category.