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Tiny Sunbirds Far Away

By Christie Watson

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Biographical Notes

Christie Watson trained as a paediatric nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and worked as a nurse, educator and senior sister for over ten years before joining UEA for her MA in Creative Writing, where she won the Malcolm Bradbury Bursary. Christie lives in South London with her Nigerian Muslim partner and their large dual heritage, multi-faith family. Christie is a winner of Red's Hot Women Awards 2012.

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  • ISBN: 9781849163750
  • Publication date: 01 Dec 2011
  • Page count: 480
  • Imprint: Quercus
'A fascinating, poignant story that had me laughing in places and deeply moved in others' Ike Anya. — Ike Anya
'An excellent novel. It takes the reader deep into the reality of ordinary life in Nigeria and is also funny, moving and politically alert' Giles Foden, author of The Last King of Scotland. — Giles Foden
'The gripping, triumphant tale of a girl who chooses life over loss, in a sweet but savage world where oil is bled from the earth' Lola Shoneyin, author of The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives. — Lola Shoneyin
'does what fiction does best, it captures place and characters so well that you feel you are there. It is sincere, it is powerfully written, and it deserves to be read' Helon Habila, author of Oil on Water. — Helon Habila
'Watson's nuanced portrayal of daily life in Nigeria is peopled with flawed but tenacious characters who fight not only for survival but for dignity. Blessing is a wonderful narrator whose vivid impressions enliven Watson's sensual prose' Publishers Weekly. — Publishers Weekly
So good I had to lie down after reading it' Trezza Azzopardi. — Trezza Azzopardi
An immensely absorbing novel. It is both heart-wrenching and consoling' Chika Unigwe, author of On Black Sisters' Street. — Chika Unigwe
Readability and literary merit go hand in hand in this vibrant gem of a novel' The Costa Judges. — Costa Judges
Skilfully treading the fine line between gritty hardship and homespun warmth ... Christie Watson's affecting but unsentimental debut earns its place in the sun' Independent. — Independent
''A must-read. Lyrical and beautifully drawn, a poignant coming of age tale, set in an Africa few readers will have experienced' Lesley Lokko. — Lesley Lokko
''Funny, tragic and moving all in the right places' Pride. — Pride
''Absorbing and passionate' Guardian. — Guardian
''heart-warming' Telegraph. — Telegraph
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