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A Jamaican girl joins her parents in London at age eleven and makes formidable adjustments and choices to overcome the limitations of her family life.

The story of a young Jamaican girl, Gwendolen Brillianton, who is born into poverty and deserted by her parents when they emigrate to London. Being reunited with her parents and the siblings she has never met does not end her problems, and she realizes she must must fight her family and take control of her own life in order to recover from abuse and take pride in her self. Originally published as Gwendolen.


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Hardback Editions

March 1990 : USA Hardback

Title: The Family
Author(s): Buchi Emecheta
ISBN: 0-8076-1245-6 / 978-0-8076-1245-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: George Braziller
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Paperback Editions

March 1990 : USA Paperback

Title: The Family: A Novel
Author(s): Buchi Emecheta
ISBN: 0-8076-1250-2 / 978-0-8076-1250-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: George Braziller Inc.
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