Emeka is an immigrant who has just arrived in America, landing at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. He quickly realizes that he is now in a new world, far from the life he lived in Africa. He’s not the only one facing challenges.
The values decreed in Chief Agu’s household are threatened by his Americanized son, and the chief rethinks sending his son away to study. Prince Ichie, a man whose wealth seemed undeserved, dies unexpectedly. Okon struggles with universal minority stature, and Nene is incarcerated by her in-laws due to her husband’s death. Aunty Elizabeth is forced to fling her baby into a fast-moving stream to save her own life during civil war.
Finally, Emeka seeks love on foreign soil and might find it in Nicole, but a miscarriage of justice and Emeka’s arrest for crimes he didn’t commit throws his future into chaos.
Just Arrived is a vivid portrait of several individuals struggling to acclimate to new cultures and new lives. The challenges they face are all too real in a world both cruel and kind, loving and filled with hate.