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Author: Nalo Hopkinson
Publisher: Warner Books, Incorporated
Date Published: March 2000
Format: Trade Paper
"Highly imaginative and masterfully plotted"
Nalo Hopkinson was born in Jamaica and grew up in Giyana, Trinidad, and Canada, where she gas lived since the age of sixteen. In addition to the acclaimed Brown Girl in the Ring, she has published short fiction in a number of science fiction and literary magazines.
About the Book
As the beloved daughter of the mayor of Cockpit County on the planet Toussaint, Tan-Tan grows up spoiled and cherished until her father's crime leads to her exile with him to the prison planet of New Half-Way Tree. Forced to survive in a lawless world, Tan-Tan takes refuge in childhood games, becoming the legendary Robber Queen, whose daring deeds provide the young girl with the courage to overcome her harsh surroundings. The author of Brown Girl in the Ring once again draws from African, Caribbean, and Creole folklore to flavor her tale of a fierce and resourceful young woman determined to make her way in a world she has not chosen. Highly recommended.
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