The Black Flamingo (Hardback)
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The Black Flamingo (Hardback)

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Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 08/08/2019
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Fiercely told, this is a powerful coming-of-age story told in verse, from one of the UK's leading poets, Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Sarah Crossan and Poet X.

A boy comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen - then at university he finds his wings as a drag artist, The Black Flamingo. A bold story about the power of embracing your uniqueness. Sometimes, we need to take charge, to stand up wearing pink feathers - to show ourselves to the world in bold colour.

'I masquerade in makeup and feathers and I am applauded.'



"A bold and joyous hymn to self-discovery and acceptance" The Bookseller

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781444948585
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 204 x 132 mm


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Dean Atta's tender coming of age novel casts a fresh and enriching perspective on what it means to be seen as different at the level of race, culture, identity, heritage and gender ... an important book for young people -- Malika Booker * Poet *
The Black Flamingo is the book I wish I had when I was younger ... joyful, emotional and full of depth. The Black Flamingo becomes an emblem of so much, and I am so excited to read this again -- Travis Alabanza * performance artist and poet *
A bold and joyous hymn to self-discovery and acceptance * The Bookseller *

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“Moving, poetic exploration of identity and coming of age”

Dean Atta is best known as a performance poet, so it was perhaps inevitable that his first turn to fiction would be in the form of a poetic novel. The Black Flamingo is a continuous story told in verse, its discrete... More

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