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Coconut: A Black girl fostered by a white family in the 1960s and her search for belonging and identity by [Florence Ọlájídé]

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"An extraordinarily moving account of Florence's life as a black child fostered by white parents, the turbulent transition into adulthood in Nigeria, the struggle to return to England, to find the meaning of home. This is a stunning read, beautifully written with searing honesty and humor about the complexities of race and identity, about culture and belonging, about the discernible quest for self-discovery. This is a testimony of faith, resilience and determination, a wonderful achievement."―Abi Daré, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl with the Louding Voice

"In her memoir 
Coconut, the remarkable Florence O?la´ji´de´ shares with us a story of great encouragement. With grace, wit, insight and not a little heartbreak, through the prism of her own experiences, she adds to the conversation around modern migration; who we are in the world and how we navigate the cultures which have shaped us. Resilience, love and a loyalty to our unique sense of self, lie at the heart of her story. And it is by giving our attention to the stories of others, that our own worlds open up."―Adjoa Andoh, actress and star of Bridgerton

"I found myself completely immersed from the start! Florence writes with honesty, beauty and courage…delving deeply into some of the most important issues of our times."―
Christy Lefteri, international bestselling author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Born in London in 1962, Florence spent her early childhood in a white foster family. At age six, she moved with her birth family to Lagos, Nigeria, where she grew up.

Florence returned to the UK in 1989 with her family. She worked as a teacher before her appointment as headteacher of a large London Primary school. In 2003 she was appointed as one of Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools in England.

Florence holds an honors degree in Education from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and an MA in Further and Higher Education from the Institute of Education, University of London.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08YRTXJW6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thread (July 13, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 13, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1683 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 386 pages
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Born in London, Florence spent her early childhood in a white foster family. At the age of six, she moved with her birth family to Lagos, Nigeria where she grew up. Florence holds a BA (Hons) and MA degree in Education. She returned to the UK where she worked as a teacher, headteacher and later as one of Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools in England.

Florence now runs her own consultancy providing school improvement guidance and support to a range of educational establishments. When she isn’t working, she enjoys writing songs, reading romance novels and sewing.

She lives in Kent and is married with three adult children and two grandchildren.

Twitter: @florenceolajide

Website: www.florenceolajide.com

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