Mma has just buried her mother, and now she is alone.
She has been left everything.
But she's also inherited her mother's bad name.
A bold, brash woman, the only thing her mother refused to discuss was her past. Why did she flee her family and bring her daughter to a new town when she was a baby? What was she escaping from?
Abandoned now, Mma has no knowledge of her father or her family - but she is desperate to find out.
Night Dancer is a powerful and moving novel about the relationship between mothers and daughters, about the bonds of family, about knowing when to fulfil your duty, and when you must be brave enough not to. Presenting a vista of Nigeria over the past half-century, it is a vibrant and heartfelt exploration of one woman's search for belonging.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 20 mm
"Unigwe has the kind of lyrical, intimate voice, that makes writing look easy" -- Lesley McDowell * Herald *
"Heart-breaking and moving, Chika Unigwe's novel is a definite page-turner" * Pride Magazine *
"Chika Unigwe is one of the most probing, thought-provoking writers of the recent renaissance in African fiction" -- Bernardine Evaristo * Guardian *
"Beautifully written, evocative and with heart-stealing characters, this novel is a joy from beginning to end" * We Love this Book *