Sweetness in the Belly
By (author) Camilla Gibb
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Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
Book DescriptionA richly imagined tale of one woman's search for love and belonging. In Thatcher's London, Lilly, a white Muslim nurse, struggles in a state of invisible exile. As Ethiopian refugees gradually fill the flats of the housing estate where she lives, Lilly tentatively begins to share with them her longing for the home she herself once had in Africa and her heartbreaking search for her missing lover. Back in Haile Selassie's Ethiopia, the young Lilly, born in the 1950s to British parents, now orphaned and full of religious conviction, finds herself living in the city of Harar. She is drawn to the idealistic young doctor, Aziz, himself an outsider in the community. But then convulsions of a new revolutionary order separate them, sending Lilly to an England she has never seen, while Aziz disappears.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099499190
(198mm x 129mm x 27mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Camilla Gibb
Sweetness in the Belly, Paperback / softback (April 2007)
Bestselling author Gibb's political history alternates between the unsettled brutal regimes ruling Ethiopia in the 1970s and the harshness of British bigotry in the 1980s, while detailing the grim effects of the Ethiopian diaspora on ordinary people.
Mouthing the Words, Paperback (February 2002)» View all books by Camilla Gibb
This is the story of Thelma, from childhood to adulthood, and her return to England from Canada to study law at Oxford. Through sexual abuse, anorexia and borderline multiple personality disorder, Thelma retains her spirit, wit and imagination.
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Author Biography - Camilla Gibb
Camilla Gibb was born in London and lives in Toronto. She is the author of several novels, including Mouthing the Words and The Petty Details of So-and-So's Life. She was one of the 21 young women writers included in the Orange Futures list of writers to watch in the 21st century.
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