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Author Muchemi-Ndiritu, Irene, author.

Title Lucky girl : a novel / Irene Muchemi-Ndiritu.

Publication Info. New York : The Dial Press, [2023]


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  F MUCHEMIN    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - New Materials  F MUCHEMI-NDIRITU    DUE 04-22-24
 Manchester, Main Library - New Materials  MUCHEMI-NDIRITU, IRENE    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  F MUCHEMI-NDIRITU, I.    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - New Books  NEW FIC MUCHEMI-NDIRITU    DUE 12-29-23 Billed
Description 324 pages ; 21 cm
Summary "Soila is a lucky girl by anyone's estimation. Raised by her stern, conservative mother and a chorus of aunts, she has lived a life of privilege in Nairobi. Soila is headstrong and outspoken, and she chafes against her mother's strict rules. After a harrowing assault by a trusted family friend, she flees to New York for college, vowing never to return home. New York is not what she imagined it would be. Instead of a golden land of opportunity, Soila finds herself shocked by the entitlement of her wealthy American classmates and the poverty she sees in the streets. She befriends a Black American girl at school and witnesses the acts of racism her friend endures, forcing Soila to acknowledge the legacy of slavery and the blind spots afforded by the privilege of her Kenyan upbringing. When she falls in love with a free-spirited artist, a man her mother would never approve of, she must decide whether to honor her Kenyan identity and what she owes to her family, or to follow her heart and forge a life of her own design"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Nairobi (Kenya) -- Fiction.
Young adults, Black -- Fiction.
Women, Black -- Violence against -- Fiction.
Group identity -- Fiction.
Racism -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Bildungsromans. (OCoLC)fst01726536
Novels. (OCoLC)fst01921742
Other Form: Online version: Muchemi-Ndiritu, Irene. Lucky girl New York : The Dial Press, [2023] 9780593133927 (DLC) 2022022124
ISBN 9780593133903 (trade paperback ; acid-free paper)
0593133900 (trade paperback ; acid-free paper)
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