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Dreams From My Mother

Dreams From My Mother (Paperback)

By Anionwu, Dame Elizabeth

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It's 1947 and a sheltered Catholic girl is studying Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge. She is the first one in her family to go to university - and then she discovers that she's pregnant. The father is also a student at Cambridge, studying law. And he is black. Despite press...ure to give up her baby for adoption, the young mother has big dreams for her child's future. Her daughter Elizabeth overcomes a background of shame, stigma, and discrimination, to become one of the UK's greatest ever nurses, and the first ever sickle cell nurse specialist. Recently named a BBC 100 Women of the Year 2020 and awarded a Damehood, Dame Elizabeth Anionwu has continued her work throughout her retirement, and recently brought to the nation's attention how Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on Black and Asian communities. Dreams From My Mother is an inspiring story about childhood, race, identity, family, friendship, hope and what makes us who we are. Ultimately, it is an incredibly moving story of a mother and a daughter separated by society, but united in the dreams they shared for her future. Previously published as Mixed Blessings From A Cambridge Union, this is a revised and updated edition
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ISBN 9781841885223
Released NZ 29 Dec 2021
Publisher Orion Publishing
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781841885223
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Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Seven Dials
Released 29 Dec 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Anionwu, Dame Elizabeth
Category Biography & Autobiography
Black studies
Medicine: General Issues
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 362.76092
Weight 280g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Abused children - Biography - England, Children of single parents - Biography - England, Racially mixed children - Biography - England, Nurses - Biography - England
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly