- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
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- New ed
- Winner of MIND Book of the Year/Allen Lane Award 1996
- 198 x 129 x 12 mm
- 160 g
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A Novelav Sapphire
SlutsåldThis is the story of Precious Jones, a sixteen-year-old illiterate black girl who has never been out of Harlem. She is pregnant by her own father for the second time, and kicked out of school when that pregnancy becomes obvious. Placed in an alternative teaching programme, she learns to read and write. This is Precious's diary, in which she honestly records her relationships and life.
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From the bestselling author of "Push," a story of survival and awakening featuring Abdul Jones, the son of Sapphire's unforgettable heroine, Precious. Left alone by his mother's death, he is forced to confront violence, his history, and ...
In Push Sapphire told the story of Precious Jones and in 2009 her book was adapted into the Oscar-winning film Precious. The Kid is Sapphire's heartbreaking sequel to Push.Abdul is nine years old when his mother dies. Parentless, he is sent to a f...
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An inspired and inspiring debut, a The Color Purple for the nineties * Vogue * Sapphire's vibrant, unindulgent first novel has you cheering the awesome Precious on until the last page: her voice is true and the book is cool * Mail on Sunday * Harrowing yet hilarious... packs a powerful punch... The powerful writing makes the book a cracking read... a tour de force * Guardian * Unforgettable...a mesmerising and uplifting read... Has all the power and vehemence of rap...brutal in its defence of the vulnerable * Independent * An inspired and inspiring debut, a The Color Purple for the nineties * Vogue *
Sapphire is the author of American Dreams, a collection of poetry which was cited by Publisher's Weekly as, 'One of the strongest debut collections of the nineties.' Her novel Push, won the Book-of-the-Month Club Stephen Crane award for First Fiction, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association's First Novelist Award, and in Great Britain, the Mind Book of the Year Award. Push was named by TimeOut New York as one of the top ten books of 1996. Push was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work of Fiction. About her last book of poetry, Poet's and Writer's Magazine wrote, 'With her soul on the line in each verse, her latest collection, Black Wings & Blind Angels, retains Sapphire's incendiary power to win hearts and singe minds.' Sapphire's work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Black Scholar, Spin, and Bomb. Sapphire's work has been translated in eleven languages and has been adapted for stage in the United States and Europe.