Home Girl - Signed Copy, by Alex Wheatle
Home Girl : or The Miseducation of Naomi Brisset
Written & Signed by Alex Wheatle, MBE (aka The Brixton Bard)
'Alex Wheatle is the real deal; he writes with heart and authenticity, books that make you laugh and worry and cry and hold your breath. It's a pity there's only one of him' – Kit de Waal
'I love Alex and all he stands for in the world of literature' Kerry Hudson'Alex Wheatle is an inspirer. He is a vital writer. He is a prince among men. Long may he reign' – Lemn Sissay
'An author with great talent and great heart' – David Almond
'A major voice in British children's literature' – S F Said
'Alex is a one of our foremost literary activists, giving voice to the black working class experience with unsurpassed clarity and compassion. For this alone he should be universally considered a national treasure' – Stephen Kelman
'A writer who knows unseen places, unheard people and untold stories because he has lived a life that might have remained hidden if he hadn't found within him the urge and talent to write' – Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
'This isn't my home.
Haven't had a proper home since...This is just somewhere I'll be resting my bones for a week and maybe a bit. This time next year you'll forget who I am. I haven't got a diddly where I'll be by then.
But I'm used to it'
New from the winner of the Guardian Children's Book Award: Home Girl is the story of Naomi, a teenage girl growing up fast in the care system. It is a wholly modern story which sheds a much needed light on what can be an unsettling life - and the consequences that can follow when children are treated like pawns on a family chessboard. Home Girl is fast-paced and funny, tender, tragic and full of courage - just like Naomi.
It is award-winning author Alex Wheatle's most moving and personal novel to date.