My Fathers' Daughter

My Fathers' Daughter

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In 1974 Hannah Pool was adopted from an orphanage in Eritrea and brought to England by her white adoptive father. She grew up unable to imagine what it must be like to look into the eyes of a blood relative until one day a letter arrived from a brother she never knew she had. Not knowing what to do with the letter, Hannah hid it away. But she was unable to forget it, and ten years later she finally decided to track down her surviving Eritrean family and embarked upon a journey that would take her far from the comfort zone of her metropolitan lifestye to confront the poverty and oppression of a life that could so easily have been her own.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 199.58g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141016043
  • 9780141016047
  • 492,774

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"Hannah Pool [is] a thoroughly engaging storyteller [who] offers us a different way of seeing...layered with subtleties. Although passages bring tears to the eyes, the sentiment is never pity. Rather awe -- at the depth of Hannah's experience, her courage in confronting it and her success, finally, in making sense of it all." --"The Times" (London)
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About Hannah Pool

Hannah Pool was born in Eritrea in 1974 and grew up in Manchester. Best known for the 'New Black' column, she is also a commissioning editor for the Guardian Weekend magazine. This is her first book.
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