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Housegirl : A Novel

Author: Michael Donkor; Adjoa Andoh
Publisher: [New York] : Macmillan Audio, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Nominated for the Edinburgh First Book Award One of The Millions' "Most Anticipated Books of the Year" One of The Guardian's "Best Summer Books" A moving and unexpectedly funny exploration of friendship and family, shame and forgiveness, Michael Donkor's debut audiobook follows three adolescent girls grappling with a shared experience: the joys and sorrows of growing up. Belinda knows how to follow the rules. As a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Bildungsromans
Downloadable audio books
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Donkor; Adjoa Andoh
ISBN: 9781250318077 1250318076
OCLC Number: 1050332268
Performer(s): Read by Adjoa Andoh.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 08 min., 43 sec.))
Other Titles: Hold
Responsibility: by Michael Donkor.

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Nominated for the Edinburgh First Book Award One of The Millions' "Most Anticipated Books of the Year" One of The Guardian's "Best Summer Books" A moving and unexpectedly funny exploration of friendship and family, shame and forgiveness, Michael Donkor's debut audiobook follows three adolescent girls grappling with a shared experience: the joys and sorrows of growing up. Belinda knows how to follow the rules. As a housegirl, she has learned the right way to polish water glasses, to wash and fold a hundred handkerchiefs, and to keep a tight lid on memories of the village she left behind when she came to Kumasi.Mary is still learning the rules. Eleven-years-old and irrepressible, the young housegirl-in-training is the little sister Belinda never had.Amma has had enough of the rules. A straight-A student at her exclusive London school, she has always been the pride of her Ghanaian parents--until now. Watching their once-confident teenager grow sullen and wayward, they decide that sensible Belinda is the shining example Amma needs.So Belinda must leave Mary behind as she is summoned from Ghana to London, where she tries to impose order on her unsettling new world. As summer turns to autumn, Belinda and Amma are surprised to discover common ground. But when the cracks in their defenses open up, the secrets they have both been holding tightly threaten to seep out.

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