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by Author Dawne Allette



Book Description

Hela introduces young readers to the remarkable story of story of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman whose cancer cells revolutionised medical science. This book charts Henrietta’s life, from her upbringing in Virginia through to the births of her five children, before she passed away aged 31 from cervical cancer. Henrietta’s cells lived on, taking from her tumour while she was undergoing surgery without her knowledge, leading to the discovery of the first ‘immortal cell line’, and giving Henrietta the name ‘the mother of modern medicine’.


About the Author


Author Dawne Allette

Author Dawne Allette, a native of Grenada, West Indies, has written a number of children’s picture books that are noted for their inspiration, lyricism and humour. She has lived in Britain and Iran and now resides in Baltimore, USA. She teaches creative writing and is a literacy programme facilitator for Baltimore Public Schools. She is also a journalist for the Baltimore Timesnewspaper.

We are so excited to publish @MukomaWaNgugi's novel "Unbury Our Dead With Song" which is a beautiful merger of literary fiction and noir that merges Kenyan and Ethiopian worlds beautifully. https://t.co/qLG5XPWlo2 https://t.co/ZvQSkUPJFr
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. @CassavaRepublic is set to publish Unbury Our Dead, a literary novel by @MukomaWaNgugi, described as "a love letter to beauty, music and the imagination"! Find out more here: https://t.co/kVhLNlH99Q https://t.co/ndkFjruMI1

We sat down with authors @FolaFagbule and @DoubleEph, getting to know them through the worlds of their book Formation: The Making of Nigeria from Jihad to Amalgamation.

Formation is out in North America: 05.18.2021


Currently listening to @epwa66 speak at @cas_stanford and it was such a pleasure to listen to her share the impact of @MukomaWaNgugi "The Rise of the African Novel" on this fantastic lecture.

We are proud to have published the Nigerian edition of this must-read!

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