Spirited and fiercely independent Abigail is brought as a teenager to London from Nigeria by relatives who attempt to force her into prostitution. She flees, struggling to find herself in the shadow of a strong but dead mother. In spare yet haunting and lyrical prose, Abani brings to life a young woman who lives with a strength and inner light that will enlighten and uplift the reader.

Becoming Abigail 2007, Picador Africa, Johannesburg

ISBN-13: 9781770100640


Becoming Abigail 2006, Akashic Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781888451948

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