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Becoming Abigail

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781888451948
Author(s): Chris Abani
Format: Paperback
Year: 2006
Publisher: Akashic Books
Dimensions: 134 x 211 x 12 (w x l x h)
Pages: 119

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Fiction. African American Studies. Tough, spirited, and fiercely independent Abigail is brought as a teenager to London from Nigeria by relatives who attempt to force her into prostitution. She flees, struggling to find herself in the shadow of a strong but dead mother, and trying to save the one lover she has chosen in her short life, her social worker—disgraced and now facing charges. In spare yet haunting and lyrical prose reminiscent of Marguerite Duras, Abani (the award-winning author of GRACELAND) brings to life a young woman who lives with a strength and inner light that will enlighten and uplift the reader. "Compelling and gorgeously written, this is a coming-of-age novella like no other. Chris Abani explores the depths of loss and exploitation with what can only be described as a knowing tenderness. An extraordinary, necessary book"—Cristina Garcia.

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