On Black Sisters' Street

Paperback | August 5, 2013

byChika Unigwe

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Four very different women have made their way from Africa to Brussels. They have come to claim for themselves the riches they believe Europe promises but when Sisi, the most enigmatic of the women, is murdered, their already fragile world is shattered.

     Drawn together by tragedy, the remaining three women -- Joyce, a great beauty whose life has been destroyed by war; Ama, whose dark moods manifest a past injustice; Efe, whose efforts to earn her keep are motivated by a particular zeal -- slowly begin to share their stories. They are stories of terror, of displacement, of love, and of a sinister man called Dele.

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Four very different women have made their way from Africa to Brussels. They have come to claim for themselves the riches they believe Europe promises but when Sisi, the most enigmatic of the women, is murdered, their already fragile world is shattered.     Drawn together by tragedy, the remaining three women -- Joyce, a great beauty wh...

CHIKA UNIGWE was born in Nigeria and now lives in Belgium with her husband and four children. She is an award-winning short story writer and the author of two novels, written in Dutch. Her first novel, De Feniks, was the first work of fiction to be written by a Flemish author of African origin.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.8 × 4.8 × 0.5 inPublished:August 5, 2013Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0099523949

ISBN - 13:9780099523949

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• "On Black Sisters' Street is ultimately a story of female strength and resilience... the book draws on a rich oral story telling tradition to illuminate the West from an under-represented perspective." --Aesthetica

 • "This harrowing subject matter is handled deftly by Unigwe, with lyrical insight and splashes of dark humour, in a book that is both thought-provoking and eye-opening." --Doug Johnstone, The List