No Place to Call Home by JJ Bola

No Place to Call Home Love, Loss, Belonging Hardcover Jun 22 2017

By JJ Bola
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A tale of love, loss, identity, and belonging, No Place to Call Home tells the story of a family who fled to the United Kingdom from their native Congo to escape the political violence under the dictator, Le Marchal. The young son Jean starts at a new school and struggles to fit in. An unlikely friendship gets him into a string of sticky situations, eventually leading to a suspension. At home, his parents pressure him to focus on school and get his act together, to behave more like his star-student little sister. As the family tries to integrate in and navigate modern British society while holding on to their roots and culture, they meet Tonton, a womanizer who loves alcohol and parties. Much to Jean's father's dismay, after losing his job, Tonton moves in with them. He introduces the familyvia his church where colorful characters congregateto a familiar community of fellow country-people, making them feel slightly less alone. The family begins to settle, but their current situation unravels and a threat to their future appears, while the fear of uncertainty remains.

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Format
Hardcover
Publisher
OWN IT!
Publication date
Jun 22 2017
Language
English
ISBN-13
9780995458925
ISBN-10
0995458928
Dimensions
126mm x 198mm