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Water Baby

An uplifting coming-of-age story from the author of Bitter Leaf

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Publisher Description

'Explores the meaning of home and community in a rich, resonant story which dissects the harsh realities of life in Makoko with hope, compassion and clear affection. A compelling and powerful novel' - Cherie Jones, author of HOW THE ONE-ARMED SISTER SWEEPS HER HOUSE


She's the Pearl of Makoko and the world is her oyster.


In Makoko, the floating slum off mainland Lagos, Nigeria, nineteen-year-old Baby yearns for an existence where she can escape the future her father has planned for her.

With opportunities scarce, Baby jumps at the chance to join a newly launched drone-mapping project, aimed at broadening the visibility of her community.

Then a video of her at work goes viral and Baby finds herself with options she could never have imagined - including the possibility of leaving her birthplace to represent Makoko on the world stage.

But will life beyond the lagoon be everything she's dreamed of? Or has everything she wants been in front of her all along?

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2024
11 April
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Quercus
SIZE
2.7
MB