Under The Udala Trees
by Chinelo Okparanta
Genre: Award Winner; Fiction
Copyright Year: 2015
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Type: Electronic & Audio Format Available
No. of Pages: 336
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Ijeoma comes of age as her nation does; born before independence, she is 11 when civil war breaks out in the young republic of Nigeria. Sent away to safety, she meets another displaced child, and they fall in love. They are from different ethnic communities. They are also both girls. When their love is discovered, Ijeoma learns that she will have to hide this part of herself. But there is a cost to living inside a lie.
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