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Another woman's daughter, Fiona Sussman

Label
Another woman's daughter
Title
Another woman's daughter
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Sussman
Title variation
  • Shifting colors
  • Another womans daughter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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... READERS GUIDE INSIDE"--
Member of
Summary
Celia Mphephu, a black servant in the white suburbs of 1960s Johannesburg, chooses to allow her employers to adopt her daughter, Miriam, when they flee racial tensions in South Africa for England, setting mother and daughter on diverging paths
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10384223
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sussman, Fiona
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birthmothers
  • Adoptees
  • Racially mixed people
  • Family secrets
  • South Africa
  • England
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / African American / Historical
Target audience
adult
Label
Another woman's daughter, Fiona Sussman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes discussion questions (pages 291-293)
  • "Previously published in the UK as Shifting Colours by Allison & Busby / May 2014" -- Verso title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-288)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn900623563
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Berkley trade paperback edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780425281048
Lccn
2015014273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)900623563
Label
Another woman's daughter, Fiona Sussman
Publication
Note
  • Includes discussion questions (pages 291-293)
  • "Previously published in the UK as Shifting Colours by Allison & Busby / May 2014" -- Verso title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-288)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn900623563
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Berkley trade paperback edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780425281048
Lccn
2015014273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)900623563

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