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The Resource Tiny sunbirds far away, Christie Watson

Tiny sunbirds far away, Christie Watson

Label
Tiny sunbirds far away
Title
Tiny sunbirds far away
Statement of responsibility
Christie Watson
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Everything changed after Mama found Father lying on top of another woman.' Blessing and her brother Ezikiel adore their larger-than-life father, their glamorous mother and their comfortable life in Lagos. But all that changes when their father leaves them for another woman. Their mother is fired from her job at the Royal Imperial Hotel - only married women can work there - and soon they have to quit their air-conditioned apartment to go and live with their grandparents in a compound in the Niger Delta. Adapting to life with a poor countryside family is a shock beyond measure after their privileged upbringing in Lagos. Told in Blessing's own beguiling voice, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away shows how some families can survive almost anything. At times hilarious, always poignant, occasionally tragic, it is peopled with characters you will never forget
Summary
Blessing and her brother Ezikiel adore their larger-than-life father, their glamorous mother and their comfortable life in Lagos. But all that changes when their father leaves them for another woman. Their mother is fired from her job at the Royal Imperial Hotel - only married women can work there - and soon they have to quit their air-conditioned apartment to live with their grandparents in a compound in the Niger Delta. Adapting to life with a poor countryside family is a shock beyond measure after their privileged upbringing in Lagos. Told in Blessing's own beguiling voice, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away shows how some families can survive almost anything. At times hilarious, always poignant, occasionally tragic, it is peopled with characters you will never forget.
Award
Costa First Novel Award, 2011.
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10000174
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BT
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Watson, Christie
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Teenage girls
  • Country life
  • Grandparent and child
  • Families
  • Nigeria
  • Life change events
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Niger River Delta (Nigeria)
Target audience
adult
Label
Tiny sunbirds far away, Christie Watson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Novel
Control code
000047007184
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
422 p.
Isbn
9781849163743
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Tiny sunbirds far away, Christie Watson
Publication
Note
Novel
Control code
000047007184
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
422 p.
Isbn
9781849163743
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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