On Black Sisters' Street

On Black Sisters' Street

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Four very different women have made their way from Africa to Brussels. They have come to claim for themselves the riches they believe Europe promises but when Sisi, the most enigmatic of the women, is murdered, their already fragile world is shattered.

Drawn together by tragedy, the remaining three women - Joyce, a great beauty whose life has been destroyed by war; Ama, whose dark moods manifest a past injustice; Efe, whose efforts to earn her keep are motivated by a particular zeal - slowly begin to share their stories. They are stories of terror, of displacement, of love, and of a sinister man called Dele.

Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada AUG 2013
ISBN: 9780099523949
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2017
Characteristics: 304 p

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uncommonreader
Sep 10, 2014

Promising, but in the end, this book disappoints. The stories of the four women are very similar and Unigwe comes close to portraying them as passive victims.

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jthomas1527
Jan 31, 2013

Bought this book at the famous City Lights bookstore in San Francisco. Great storytelling. The characters are well-developed, and their stories are tragic, yet remarkable. Austin Public Library needs to secure more books from this author.

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