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Bitter Leaf

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  22 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Bitter Leaf is a richly textured and intricate novel set in Mannobe, a world that is African in nature but never geographically placed. At the heart of the novel is the village itself and its colourful cast of inhabitants: Babylon, a gifted musician who falls under the spell of the beautiful Jericho who has recently returned from the city; Mabel and M'elle Codon, twin sist ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Virago Press (UK)
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Amy Heap
Nov 03, 2012 Amy Heap rated it really liked it
Shelves: african-fiction
I loved this book! It is set in an African village, we know not where, filled with loveably eccentric characters. It is whimsical, musical, magical and quite lovely.
MNLO
Oct 30, 2013 MNLO rated it really liked it
Delightfully colourful

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Chioma Okereke was born in Benin City, Nigeria. She started her writing career as a poet and performed throughout Europe and the United States before turning her hand to fiction. Her work has been shortlisted in the Undiscovered Authors Competition 2006,run by Bookforce UK, and in the Daily Telegraph's 'Write a Novel in a Year' Competition in 2007.
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