Night Dancer

by Chika Unigwe

KSh 1,230

Mma has just buried her mother, and now she is alone.

She has been left everything.

But she’s also inherited her mother’s bad name.

A bold, brash woman, the only thing her mother refused to discuss was her past. Why did she flee her family and bring her daughter to a new town when she was a baby? What was she escaping from?

Abandoned now, Mma has no knowledge of her father or her family – but she is desperate to find out.

Night Dancer is a powerful and moving novel about the relationship between mothers and daughters, about the bonds of family, about knowing when to fulfil your duty, and when you must be brave enough not to. Presenting a vista of Nigeria over the past half-century, it is a vibrant and heartfelt exploration of one woman’s search for belonging.

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Author: Chika Unigwe
ISBN: 978-978-934-002-6
Country: Nigeria
Publisher: Parresia Publishers
Size (cm): 12.2 x 1.3 x 19.8
Pages: 241
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Weight 137 grams
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
  1. Rated 2 out of 5


    The book needs editing. It has lots of typos.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5


    The only reason I gave this book 4 stars is because I felt it deserved a better ending and perhaps an extra chapter or 2 to wrap it up. Otherwise Chika’s writing is amazing and evocative

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