Water Baby

Water Baby

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 11/04/2024
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Synopsis

'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?

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529425406
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 620g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 34 mm

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Water Baby
Set in Lagos, Nigeria.
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 pla... READ MORE
Louise Wilson
Water Baby
Lingers in your memory long after finishing
Although I found it difficult to picture where Baby lives, I did find the story compelling. She is deeply affected by the death of her brother and seems to... READ MORE
Mel Pretorius