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When Kambia Elaine Flew in from Neptune by Lori Aurelia Williams
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Jun 03, 13

Read on June 02, 2013

** spoiler alert ** This book is a disturbing somewhat poetic book about Shayla who means Kambia Elaine who is a child troubled by abuse, but doesn't have a way of communicating this except through a series of stories. In some parts the writer overdoes it with the similes, but it is in the voice of an aspiring writer who wants to keep her dream of writing alive even if everyone around her says to be more practical except her mother and grandmother.
It is full of strong black female characters too. Well worth reading. It will go well with the book Born Blue by Han Nolan in terms of its abused child theme and also America by E.R. Frank.

Now the only real problem with this book is that Doo-Witty was 23 and Tia 15. That is kind of SQUICKY. Now, I know Doo-Witty was a bit slow, but still, I'd be like, go to art school. Want until she's older. Damn.
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