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ebook / ISBN-13: 9780857380258

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Reviews

Jangles with bitter-sweet laughter
Daily Mail
An immensely absorbing novel. It is both heart-wrenching and consoling
Chika Unigwe
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
Watson's descriptions of character and place are beautifully observed
Independent
Heart-warming
Telegraph
Absorbing and passionate
Guardian
Readability and literary merit go hand in hand in this vibrant gem of a novel
Costa judges
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
A fascinating, poignant story that had me laughing in places and deeply moved in others
Ike Anya
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
Funny, tragic and moving in all the right places
Pride