Becoming Abigail

by Chris Abani
Becoming Abigail
  • ISBN-13: 9781888451948
  • Author(s): Chris Abani
  • Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)|modern fiction
  • Publisher: Akashic Books
  • Imprint: Akashic Books
  • Publication Date: 03-04-2006
  • Format: p/b

Availability: In stock

£13.99
Tough, spirited and fiercely independent, Abigail is brought as a teenager to London from Nigeria by relatives who attempt to force her into prostitution. She flees, struggling to find herself in the shadow of a strong but dead mother. In spare yet haunting and lyrical prose reminiscent of Marguerite Duras, Abani brings to life a young woman who lives with a strength and inner light that are inspiring. Compelling and gorgeously written, this is a coming-of-age novel like no other.' - Cristina Garcia, author of Dreaming in Cuban'
About the book

Tough, spirited and fiercely independent, Abigail is brought as a teenager to London from Nigeria by relatives who attempt to force her into prostitution. She flees, struggling to find herself in the shadow of a strong but dead mother. In spare yet haunting and lyrical prose reminiscent of Marguerite Duras, Abani brings to life a young woman who lives with a strength and inner light that are inspiring. Compelling and gorgeously written, this is a coming-of-age novel like no other.' - Cristina Garcia, author of Dreaming in Cuban'