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Black mamba boy

Author: Nadifa Mohamed
Publisher: Hammersmith, London : Harper Collins, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jama is a half-feral child scavenging in the streets of a great seaport. After his mother dies, Jama decides to search for his never-seen father. So begins Jama's extraordinary journey of more than a thousand miles north all the way to Egypt.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Adventure fiction
Africa Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nadifa Mohamed
ISBN: 9780374114190 0374114196 9780007315741 0007315740 9780007315772 0007315775
OCLC Number: 456171394
Awards: Shortlisted for John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize 2010.
Shortlisted for Dylan Thomas Prize 2010.
Description: 280 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Nadifa Mohamed.
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Named as one of the GRANTA BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTS 2013. Longlisted for the Orange Prize and winner of the Betty Trask Award. For fans of Half of a Yellow Sun, a stunning novel set  Read more...

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'Mixing startling lyricism and sheer brutality, Mohamed plunges into the chattering, viscous heat and 'hyena darkness' of Aden...this is a significant, affecting book' Guardian 'The most exciting, Read more...

 
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