Tiny Sunbirds Far Away

  • Engelstalig
  • 480 pagina's
  • 9781849163750
  • december 2011
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After her parents separate, Blessing's mother moves with her and her brother Ezikiel to live in a village in the Niger Delta, where Blessing gradually adjusts, but Ezikiel soon leads a dangerous life as a boy soldier.

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'A fascinating, poignant story that had me laughing in places and deeply moved in others' Ike Anya. Ike Anya 'An excellent novel. It takes the reader deep into the reality of ordinary life in Nigeria and is also funny, moving and politically alert' Giles Foden, author of The Last King of Scotland. Giles Foden 'The gripping, triumphant tale of a girl who chooses life over loss, in a sweet but savage world where oil is bled from the earth' Lola Shoneyin, author of The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives. Lola Shoneyin 'does what fiction does best, it captures place and characters so well that you feel you are there. It is sincere, it is powerfully written, and it deserves to be read' Helon Habila, author of Oil on Water. Helon Habila 'Watson's nuanced portrayal of daily life in Nigeria is peopled with flawed but tenacious characters who fight not only for survival but for dignity. Blessing is a wonderful narrator whose vivid impressions enliven Watson's sensual prose' Publishers Weekly. Publishers Weekly So good I had to lie down after reading it' Trezza Azzopardi. Trezza Azzopardi An immensely absorbing novel. It is both heart-wrenching and consoling' Chika Unigwe, author of On Black Sisters' Street. Chika Unigwe Readability and literary merit go hand in hand in this vibrant gem of a novel' The Costa Judges. Costa Judges Skilfully treading the fine line between gritty hardship and homespun warmth ... Christie Watson's affecting but unsentimental debut earns its place in the sun' Independent. Independent A must-read. Lyrical and beautifully drawn, a poignant coming of age tale, set in an Africa few readers will have experienced' Lesley Lokko. Lesley Lokko Funny, tragic and moving all in the right places' Pride. Pride Absorbing and passionate' Guardian. Guardian heart-warming' Telegraph. Telegraph

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Auteur
Christie Watson
Overige betrokkenen
Claudia Alick
Taal
Engels
Oorspronkelijke titel
Watson
Afmetingen
32x199x130 mm
Gewicht
324,00 gram
Verschijningsdatum
december 2011
ISBN10
1849163758
ISBN13
9781849163750

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2011
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