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The Resource Hold, Michael Donkor

Hold, Michael Donkor

Label
Hold
Title
Hold
Statement of responsibility
Michael Donkor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Moving between Ghana and London, Hold is an intimate, moving, powerful coming-of-age novel. It's a story of friendship and family, shame and forgiveness; of learning what we should cling to, and when we need to let go. Belinda knows how to follow the rules. As a housegirl, she has learnt the right way to polish water glasses, to wash and fold a hundred handkerchiefs, and to keep a tight lid on memories of the village she left behind when she came to Kumasi. Mary is still learning the rules. Eleven-years old and irrepressible, the young housegirl-in-training is the little sister Belinda never had. Amma has had enough of the rules. A straight-A pupil at her exclusive South-London school, she has always been the pride of her Ghanaian parents. Until now. Watching their once-confident teenager grow sullen and wayward, they decide that sensible Belinda might be just the shining example Amma needs. So Belinda is summoned from Ghana to London, and must leave Mary to befriend a troubled girl who shows no desire for her friendship. She encounters a city as bewildering as it is thrilling, and tries to impose order on her unsettling new world. As the Brixton summer turns to Autumn, Belinda and Amma are surprised to discover the beginnings of an unexpected kinship. But when the cracks in their defences open up, the secrets they have both been holding tightly threaten to seep out
Cataloging source
QPPL
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Donkor, Michael
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Coming of age
  • Women household employees
  • Role models
  • Female friendship
  • Women
  • Ghanaians
  • London (England)
  • Ghana
Target audience
adult
Label
Hold, Michael Donkor
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063050745
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780008280352
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1002292873
Label
Hold, Michael Donkor
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063050745
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780008280352
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1002292873

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