Speechless
—Simpson, Anne, author.
Book
2020
3 available of 5 items

"A'isha Nasir is a Nigerian teenager who has been charged with adultery. She is sentenced to death by stoning - a sentence to be carried out after her daughter is weaned. Sophie MacNeil is an ambitious, though inexperienced, Canadian journalist living in Nigeria. Speechless is the story of how their lives become intertwined in a fast-paced tale of justice, witness, and courage. Speechless offers a thoughtful and complex view of how stories are told. Who should tell a story? What happens when one speaks on behalf of another? At once compelling and lyrical, this novel presents a nuanced cast of characters trying to navigate the power of their words, their responsibility for them, and how they affect others in matters of life and death."--Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
Adultery -- Fiction.
Canadians -- Nigeria -- Fiction.
Honor killings -- Fiction.
Teenage girls -- Nigeria -- Fiction.
Women journalists -- Fiction.
Genre:
Psychological fiction.
ISBN:
9781988298627 (trade paperback)
9781988298627
1988298628
Description:
346 pages ; 22 cm
Notes:
Canadiana.
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