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Another woman's daughter, Fiona Sussman

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Another woman's daughter
Title
Another woman's daughter
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Sussman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set against the tumultuous background of apartheid South Africa, a powerful and moving debut about family, sacrifice, and discovering what it means to belong... Celia Mphephu knows her place in the world. A black servant working in the white suburbs of 1960s Johannesburg, she's all too aware of her limitations. Nonetheless, she has found herself a comfortable corner: She has a job, can support her faraway family, and is raising her youngest child, Miriam. But as racial tensions explode, Celia's world shifts. Her employers decide to flee the political turmoil and move to England--and they ask to adopt Miriam and take her with them. Devastated at the prospect of losing her only daughter, yet unable to deny her child a safer and more promising future, Celia agrees, forever defining both their futures. As Celia fights against the shattering violence of her time, Miriam battles the quiet racism of England, struggling to find her place in a land to which she doesn't belong--until the call of her heritage inexorably draws her back to Africa to discover the truth behind her mother's choices and uncover a heartbreaking secret from long ago... READERS GUIDE INSIDE"--
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Sussman, Fiona
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Birthmothers
  • Adoptees
  • Racially mixed people
  • Family secrets
  • South Africa
  • England
Label
Another woman's daughter, Fiona Sussman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes discussion questions (pages 291-293)
  • "Previously published in the UK as Shifting Colours by Allison & Busby / May 2014" -- Verso title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-288)
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Berkley trade paperback edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780425281048
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015014273
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900623563
  • (OCoLC)ocn900623563
  • 737817
Label
Another woman's daughter, Fiona Sussman
Publication
Note
  • Includes discussion questions (pages 291-293)
  • "Previously published in the UK as Shifting Colours by Allison & Busby / May 2014" -- Verso title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-288)
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Berkley trade paperback edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780425281048
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015014273
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900623563
  • (OCoLC)ocn900623563
  • 737817

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