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Book Title: Another Woman's Daughter|
The author of the book: Fiona Sussman
ISBN 13: 9780425281048
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Date of issue: October 6th 2015
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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…
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Read information about the authorBorn in South Africa, now living in New Zealand, Fiona is a former GP who hung up her stethoscope to pursue another longheld dream, to write. She has written a number of highly acclaimed short stories, and her debut novel novel, "Shifting Colours", was published in the UK in 2014 and in the USA in Oct 2015 under the title, "Another Woman's Daughter". Her second novel, " The Last Time We Spoke" was released in May 2016. It won the Ngaio Marsh Award for NZ Best Crime Novel.
When not juggling family life, or helping manage the charitable surgical service she and her husband established, she writes and loves it.
You can find out more about Fiona on her website: www.fionasussman.co.nz or her Facebook page:
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