Yoruba Girl Dancing


Yoruba Girl Dancing is not strictly a YA novel but it is a great read for young adults. Funny and charming. A young Nigerian girl, Remi, from a wealthy Lagos family  is sent away to boarding-school in dreary post-war England managing to overcome racism and outdated colonialist views of Africa and Africans. A delightful guide to the foibles and eccentricities of the English. I’m sure the author’s reality was more difficult, but the fiction is sharp and sweet as real lemonade.

Sadly out of print and not yet on Kindle (why???)

Here are some other great African immigration narratives:

About g.r.del

reading, writing and the rest. @storyvilled on twitter.
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