Coconut : [2] A Black girl fostered by a white family in the 1960s and her search for belonging and identity

Author:

Florence Olajide

Title:

Coconut : [2] A Black girl fostered by a white family in the 1960s and her search for belonging and identity

Publisher:

Nataka Books Reviews: 

Coconut : [2] A Black girl fostered by a white family in the 1960s and her search for belonging and identity

Just a rant: The first time someone called me a coconut I wasn't aware what that entailed. I thought oh no, people think I am hiding my sweetness *gasp* little did I know that I was deemed a coconut because of my mannerisms *sigh* 


Genre: Nonfiction/Memoir Themes: Family /Race/ Sense of Belonging 


Anci's book summary: A huge thanks to Nataka Books for my e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Coconut follows the main protagonist Florence whose parents left Nigeria for London in the 1960s. While in England Florence lived with a white family that called her Ann while her parents studied .At a tender age of six she moves to Nigeria where she has to find out who she is while trying to connect the two cultures that make up who she is. Coconut is a reflection and honest account of someone in between culture and whether or not one can immerse themselves in either. 


-- Review by @heyanci by blogging at https://heyanci.wordpress.com/

Nataka Books Full Review: 

Coconut : [2] A Black girl fostered by a white family in the 1960s and her search for belonging and identity

Just a rant: The first time someone called me a coconut I wasn't aware what that entailed. I thought oh no, people think I am hiding my sweetness *gasp* little did I know that I was deemed a coconut because of my mannerisms *sigh* 


Genre: Nonfiction/Memoir Themes: Family /Race/ Sense of Belonging 


Anci's book summary: A huge thanks to Nataka Books for my e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Coconut follows the main protagonist Florence whose parents left Nigeria for London in the 1960s. While in England Florence lived with a white family that called her Ann while her parents studied .At a tender age of six she moves to Nigeria where she has to find out who she is while trying to connect the two cultures that make up who she is. Coconut is a reflection and honest account of someone in between culture and whether or not one can immerse themselves in either. 


-- Review by @heyanci by blogging at https://heyanci.wordpress.com/