Housegirl - Michael Donkor

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 Belinda and Mary, two young live-in maids at the same house in Ghana, become fast friends. But they are suddenly torn apart when Belinda is sent to a Ghanaian family in London to help their westernized child, Amma, out of a rebellious slump. Her new living situation is complicated and difficult to process, but Mary's constant communications from Ghana center Belinda and help her to avoid completely breaking down—until tragedy strikes. Donkor perfectly peppers Twi throughout, which helps create the authentic tone of this marvelously written debut novel.

 

 

 
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$16.00
ISBN: 9781250305176
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Published: Picador - August 28th, 2018

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