Little Bee

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Most days I wish I was a British pound coin instead of an African girl. Everyone would be pleased to see me coming….

So begins Chris Cleave‘s compelling novel, Little Bee, told in the alternating voices of a Nigerian girl and a British woman whose lives are inextricably woven.

In the way that Toni Morrison made American slavery palpable and personal in Beloved, Chris Cleave personalizes UK immigrant detention and the cruel indifference of greed in this beautifully written page turner, rich in language and nuance.

Read the first page and you’ll be hooked to its satisfying conclusion.

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