Friday Feature: Little Bee (2008) by Chris Cleave

littlebeeYoung Nigerian girl Little Bee’s journey will sound familiar even though she flees violence for England.  The description of the violence that triggers her journey is hard to read and, for me, became more disturbing as I finished the book and thought about it long after.  The author deepens and expands on Little Bee’s story, told in her own words, as her knowledge of English and British culture grows.  While the story doesn’t have a neat or happy ending, it is hopeful, sometimes funny and offers a strong individual portrayal of a common refugee experience.

(On occasional Fridays, we highlight one entertainment option related to our clients or some aspect of our work to help you celebrate the weekend and possibly recommend to employers and other community supporters in the following week.)

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