A story set in a fictional Nigerian village and university environment. Oby struggles to lead a full life in a modern but ever male-dominated world. First she must contend with rejection from the university although she is better qualified than many of her peers. Then she must face the conflicting demands of education and her career, and her relationship with Chike with whom she pursues a modern and open sexual relationship, but in a society which is still in many ways conservative. She must then deal with the consequences for her future of becoming pregnant. Osi Ogbu is a Nigerian, at present living and writing in Nairobi.