Catalog

Many Bibliomation libraries are adjusting their services at this time. Please contact your local library staff or consult their website for more information about the services they are providing.

Record Details

Catalog Search



Another woman's daughter / Fiona Sussman.

Sussman, Fiona. (Author).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Bibliomation.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport FIC SUSSMAN (Text to phone) 34000081137234 Adult Fiction Available -
Newfield Branch - Bridgeport FIC SUSSMAN (Text to phone) 34000081137259 Adult Fiction Available -
North Branch - Bridgeport FIC SUSSMAN (Text to phone) 34000081137267 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes discussion questions (pages 291-293).
"Previously published in the UK as Shifting Colours by Allison & Busby / May 2014" -- Verso title page.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-288).
Summary, etc.:
"Set against the tumultuous background of apartheid South Africa, a powerful and moving debut about family, sacrifice, and discovering what it means to belong... Celia Mphephu knows her place in the world. A black servant working in the white suburbs of 1960s Johannesburg, she's all too aware of her limitations. Nonetheless, she has found herself a comfortable corner: She has a job, can support her faraway family, and is raising her youngest child, Miriam. But as racial tensions explode, Celia's world shifts. Her employers decide to flee the political turmoil and move to England--and they ask to adopt Miriam and take her with them. Devastated at the prospect of losing her only daughter, yet unable to deny her child a safer and more promising future, Celia agrees, forever defining both their futures. As Celia fights against the shattering violence of her time, Miriam battles the quiet racism of England, struggling to find her place in a land to which she doesn't belong--until the call of her heritage inexorably draws her back to Africa to discover the truth behind her mother's choices and uncover a heartbreaking secret from long ago... READERS GUIDE INSIDE"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Birthmothers > Fiction.
Adoptees > Fiction.
Racially mixed people > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
South Africa > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

Additional Resources