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On Black Sisters' Street

“Never give up if your heart and your head tell you are right. People can disappoint you, but your heart and your head will never. Make them your best friends.” 884 more words


Review: On Black Sisters' Street

Author: Chika Unigwe

Published: First by Jonathan Cape in 2009, then by Vintage U.K Random House in 2010.

In a world where young women are desperate for a better life and hungry for an escape, there are predators who see this as an opportunity to make handsome profits. 525 more words


The 2017 ACT Award results

Next month the final result will be out. Just have some patient with the people who make the decision. The longlist had been made known. Now… 35 more words


Awele Creative Trust announces Act Award 2017 shortlist

Another opportunity for young and aspiring writers (BTW is every writer an aspiring writer?). Chika Unigwe the Nigerian writer and organizer and stimulator is the woman behind the ACT Award. 17 more words



O people of the book!

I have been busy lately making new friends. And the spirit is leading me to introduce you to a bunch of prostitutes (ranging from ages 19 – 43) with whom I have grown VERY close. 291 more words


On Black Sisters Street by Chika Unigwe, translated by Jonathon Cape


On Black Sisters Street is a dark but good book about the lives of women who have been trafficked to Belgium from Nigeria. It’s sad and a little heartbreaking, but it’s not disaster porn, if that makes any sense. 766 more words



Stories abound. People tell stories when they sip tea. When they meet friends in the streets. When they talk with their children at nighttime. Stories float in the air, walk over soily paths, hide in the innermost being op people. 34 more words