Tiny sunbirds, far away: a novel

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When their mother catches their father with another woman, twelve-year-old Blessing and her fourteen-year-old brother, Ezikiel, are forced to leave their comfortable home in Lagos for the village of Warri in the Niger Delta to live with their mother's family. Without running water or electricity, Warri is at first a nightmare for Blessing. Her mother is gone all day and works suspiciously late into the night to pay the children's school fees. Her brother, once a promising student, seems to be falling increasingly under the influence of a group of violent local teenage boys calling themselves freedom fighters. Her grandfather, a kind if misguided man, is trying on Islam as his new religion of choice and is even considering the possibility of bringing in a second wife. But Blessing's grandmother, wise and practical, soon becomes a beloved mentor, teaching Blessing the ways of the midwife in rural Nigeria. Blessing is exposed to the horrors of genital mutilation and the devastation wrought on the environment by British and American oil companies. As Warri comes to feel like home, Blessing becomes increasingly aware of the threats to its safety, both from its unshakable but dangerous traditions and from the relentless carelessness of the modern world. Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away is the witty and beautifully written story of one family's attempt to survive a new life they could never have imagined, struggling to find a deeper sense of identity along the way.
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9781982410346
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subject_facet Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
Country life -- Nigeria -- Fiction
FICTION / General
Families -- Nigeria -- Fiction
Grandparent and child -- Nigeria -- Fiction
Grandparent-grandchild relationship -- Nigeria -- Fiction
Life change events -- Fiction
Niger River Delta (Nigeria) -- Social conditions -- Fiction
Niger River Delta Region (Nigeria) -- Social conditions -- Fiction
Nigeria -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Siblings -- Fiction
Teenage girls -- Nigeria -- Fiction
title_display Tiny sunbirds, far away
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Tiny sunbirds, far away : a novel [electronic resource] / Christie Watson
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Country life
Families
Grandparent and child
Grandparent-grandchild relationship
Life change events
Siblings
Social conditions
Social life and customs
Teenage girls