Little Bee [The Other Hand] (Chris Cleave)

Little Bee [The Other Hand]

Author: Chris Cleave
Project: WarAfrican Conflicts
Year of publication: 2008
Pages: 275
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Little Bee is a dual narrative story about a Nigerian asylum-seeker and a British magazine editor, who meet during the oil conflict in the Niger Delta, and are re-united in England several years later. Cleave, inspired as a university student by his temporary employment in an asylum detention centre, wrote the book in an attempt to humanise the plight of asylum-seekers in Britain. The novel examines the treatment of refugees by the asylum system, as well as issues of British colonialism, globalization, political violence and personal accountability.


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