[Ebook] ➡ On Black Sisters Street ➧ Chika Unigwe – Pmgtest.info

On Black Sisters Street On Black Sisters Street Tells The Haunting Story Of Four Very Different Women Who Have Left Their African Homeland For The Riches Of Europe And Who Are Thrown Together By Bad Luck And Big Dreams Into A Sisterhood That Will Change Their Lives Each Night, Sisi, Ama, Efe, And Joyce Stand In The Windows Of Antwerp S Red Light District, Promising To Make Men S Desires Come True If Only For Half An Hour Pledged To The Fierce Madam And A Mysterious Pimp Named Dele, The Girls Share An Apartment But Little Else They Keep Their Heads Down, Knowing That One Step Out Of Line Could Cost Them A Week S Wages They Open Their Bodies To Strangers But Their Hearts To No One, Each Focused On Earning Enough To Get Herself Free, To Send Money Home Or Save Up For Her Own FutureThen, Suddenly, A Murder Shatters The Still Surface Of Their Lives Drawn Together By Tragedy And The Loss Of One Of Their Own, The Women Realize That They Must Choose Between Their Secrets And Their Safety As They Begin To Tell Their Stories, Their Confessions Reveal The Face In Efe S Hidden Photograph, Ama S Lifelong Search For A Father, Joyce S True Name, And Sisi S Deepest Secrets And All Their Tales Of Fear, Displacement, And Love, Concluding In A Chance Meeting With A Powerful, Sinister Stranger On Black Sisters Street Marks The US Publication Debut Of Chika Unigwe, A Brilliant New Writer And A Standout Voice Among ContemporaryAfrican Authors Raw, Vivid, Unforgettable, And Inspired By A Powerful Oral Storytelling Tradition, This Novel Illuminates The Dream Of The West And That Dream S Illusion And Annihilation As Seen Through African Eyes It Is A Story Of Courage, Unity, And Hope, Of Women S Friendships And Of Bonds That, Once Forged, Cannot Be Broken

10 thoughts on “On Black Sisters Street

  1. says:

    4.5 Stars On Black Sisters Street by Chika Unigwe is a difficult novel to read The story centers around four women who are sex workers in Belgium In an all too familiar story, the women leave their native Africa for a better life, only to end up in Belgium, working in the red light district They will never be able to pay back their trafficker and must endure a life of violence,

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    I heard second hand a story about a man whose son had died some years before Asked how he found the energy for his community work after such a heartbreaking loss, he said Life is not about waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain. In the self stories shared by four women in this book, their dreams, their vulnerability, their sufferings all invoke sympathy, bu

  3. says:

    I ve wanted to read this book since Chika Unigwe won the coveted 100k Nigerian literature prize This book is entertaining indeed, in some places unfolding just like the popular and highly entertaining Nigerian dramas One thing that Unigwe did well here was the rich dialogue you could envision yourself in the middle of the conversation And the strategic sprinkle of dialect just enough t

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    This was not an enjoyable read As a matter of fact , it was not written to please , but to disturb Reading about prostitution and the stories behind different prostitutes started ever since I discovered Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho.However , this book is different The message behind this story is different.This time , I was left with a lot of unanswered questions and I was filled with bo

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    This is the story of 4 black African girls living together in Antwerp Belgium Each of them owe an enormous amount of money to Dele, a Nigerian in Lagos, who has facilitated their arrival in Europe To pay him off they must sell their bodies to the sex starved men of Antwerp.When I began reading the book I was a little confused, but after re reading the first few pages a couple of times, I was r

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    Reading this book made me reflect on a lot of things about Nigeria the diversity, the peoples, the hardships and the choices and sufferings of said peoples The story is about the lives of four different African women, forced to trade their bodies for a better life far away from their own country, in Belgium The sudden death of one of the women finds the other women in shock, and in the spur of the

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    That first experience of sex was so painful in its ordinariness that she had spent days wanting to cry On Black Sisters Street by Chika Unigwe is a novel about four African sex workers who by distinct and tragic means travel from their home countries to work in the red light district of Antwerp, Belgium The story begins with Sisi, perhaps the most complicated character, who turns to prostitution becau

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    Living in Switzerland, stopping human trafficking is a goal for many Int l agencies here It s a very interesting book because the topic, though fictional, is very real It s not just a problem in Belgium, as depicted in the story, but all across Europe, Asia, and yes, North America The stories and circumstances for which the women find themselves are believable and very sad The author does a good job in pr

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    Wow I don t even know how to begin describing how amazing this book was I m a person who is very interested in other s backgrounds and Chika Unigwe gave me a enlightening glimpse into the past of 4 Nigerian prostitutes and what brought them all together in one of Belgium s red light districts Their stories broke my heart, and even though this book is fiction, their s are the stories of not just African women,

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    On Black Sisters Street is the story of four African females, who for various reasons, end up prostitutes in Belgiums red light district All are chasing the dream of a better life outside their native countries in Africa For one of them the dream will end tragically On Black Sisters Street is a raw, provocative and riveting novel from debut author Chika Unigwe The beginning was a little juxtaposed for me, but onc

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About the Author: Chika Unigwe

Chika Unigwe was born in Enugu, Nigeria, and now lives in Turnhout, Belgium, with her husband and four children She writes in English and Dutch In April 2014 she was selected for the Hay Festival s Africa39 list of 39 Sub Saharan African writers aged under 40 with potential and talent to define future trends in African literature..Unigwe holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and an MA from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium She also holds a PhD from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, having completed a thesis entitled In the shadow of Ala Igbo women writing as an act of righting in 2004.Chika Unigwe is een dichter en schrijfster, geboren in Nigeria en wonende in Belgi zij beschrijft zichzelf als Afro Belgische Ze schrijft in het Nederlands en in het Engels Ze is doctor in de literatuurwetenschap aan de Universiteit Leiden Nederland.