Yoruba Girl Dancing by Simi Bedford

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When Remi is torn from her snug, loving family in Nigeria and sent to a stodgy boarding school in England, she slowly learns to use her cultural difference to her advantage.

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Published January 14, 1991 by William Heinemann Ltd. 192 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Remi's childish naivetÇ and a voice that always rings true allow her to make political points without didacticism, as when she puzzles over why people in cold, gloomy England refer to her sunny home as ``darkest Africa.'' Remi is vibrant, no victim, but her experiences still break the reader's he...

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A semiautobiographical first novel about a Nigerian girl's adjustment to life at an English boarding school, this is an affecting and mordant appraisal of British social mores of the '50s.

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