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Natalie C. Anderson is a writer and international development professional living in Boston, Massachusetts. She has spent the last decade working with NGOs and the UN on refugee relief and development, mainly in Africa. She was selected as the 2014-2015 Associates of the Boston Public Library Children's Writer in Residence, where she wrote her debut novel, City of Saints and Thieves.

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City of Saints & Thieves

3.91 avg rating — 5,187 ratings — published 2017 — 29 editions
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4.25 avg rating — 677 ratings — published 2019 — 6 editions
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For those who inhaled THUG and are ready for the next unstoppable YA debut about kids caught up in police violence in America, Dear Martin is for you. Stone's debut is the perfect mix of action and reflection. It goes deep, asking the tough, smart qu ...more
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Allegedly had me hooked from the word go. Not your typical mystery, this YA debut from Jackson is a careful undressing of time, going inward down a long, winding road of truth and memory in a way that's both complex and satisfying, even if "truth" mi ...more
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City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
"Set in Kenya, the story pits gangs against the Africa establishment, the oppressed and enslaved against the oppressors. The roots of the conflict run deep, and there are no easy solutions or clear paths forward. It is an interesting debut novel, but " Read more of this review »
City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
"This book was amazing!!! I never expected it to turn out as it had. I was very surprised how well written it was. When I had received this book I was skeptical because Natalie is a debut author, but once I finished this book all of my doubts vanished" Read more of this review »
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"Just received an ARC of City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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“People don't look for revenge to make them happy. They do it because they must.”
Natalie C. Anderson, City of Saints & Thieves

“I only know how to read because I steal books from rich people.”
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“People are complicated creatures, my dear. The ways they find of explaining the bad things that happen in the world are not always the right ones. Sometimes they are simply the easy ones. They are the ones that give them enough comfort to sleep at night, the ones that let them take the blame off themselves.”
Natalie C. Anderson, City of Saints & Thieves

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What should be our April 'Read Around the World' Group Read? (Africa)

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Ghana)
 
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October by Zoë Wicomb (South Africa)
 
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Scarlet Song by Mariama Bâ (Senegal)
 
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  1 vote 1.3%

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