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Where Bones Dance: An English Girlhood, An African War

3.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  8 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
In this stunning debut novel, a child dissects the darkness at the heart of her British diplomatic family. Living in Nigeria on the brink of civil war, Anna—also known as Jake—becomes blood brothers with Dave, the Korean American daughter of a C.I.A. operative. They do push-ups, collect pornography, and plot lives of unmarried freedom while around them a country disintegr ...more
Hardcover, 318 pages
Published February 12th 2007 by University of Wisconsin Press
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Jul 28, 2007 Corinne rated it really liked it
Shelves: memoir, africa, nigeria
More of a stream-of-conscious than a memoir, Newton gives enough of these broad stroke impressions to foster an understanding of her childhood. At times very disturbing, it's clear why the author chose format she did, allowing herself to distance those memories from the child she became. The language is beautiful, simple, from the voice of a young girl.
Dec 06, 2013 Brett rated it really liked it
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Enlightening and disturbing. The parallel of failed parenting and failed colonialism is striking.
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