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Foreign Soil - 9781472151490

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  • Product code: ASOIH
  • ISBN: 9781472151490
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 13.7cm x 20.5cm
  • Pages: 272
  • Publish date: 07/04/2016

Foreign Soil (Hardback)

Foreign Soil - 9781472151490

Maxine Beneba Clarke


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In Melbourne's western suburbs, in a dilapidated block of flats overhanging the rattling Footscray train lines, a young black mother is working on a collection of stories. The book is called Foreign Soil. Inside its covers, a desperate asylum seeker is pacing the hallways of Sydney's notorious Villawood detention centre, a seven-year-old Sudanese boy has found solace in a patchwork bike, an enraged black militant is on the warpath through the rebel squats of 1960s Brixton, a Mississippi housewife decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her son from small-town ignorance, a young woman leaves rural Jamaica in search of her destiny, and a Sydney schoolgirl loses her way. The young mother keeps writing, the rejection letters keep arriving ...'Maxine Beneba Clarke is the real deal, and will, if we're lucky, be an essential voice in world literature for years to come.' Dave Eggers

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Product Details

  • Product code: ASOIH
  • ISBN: 9781472151490
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 13.7cm x 20.5cm
  • Pages: 272
  • Publish date: 07/04/2016

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