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The Spider King's Daughter

Title

The Spider King's Daughter

Authors

Chibundu Onuzo

Publisher

Faber and Faber

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780571268894

Pages

288 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Seventeen-year-old Abike Johnson is the favourite child of her wealthy father. She lives in a sprawling mansion in Lagos, protected by armed guards. A world away from Abike's mansion, in the city's slums, lives a hawker trying to support his family by selling ice cream from the side of the road.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Family member death; Single parent; Poverty; death of a father; poor; financial hardship; single mother

Main Character

girl and boy

Race/Ethnicities

Nigerian

Family Formation

single mother and mother and father

Keywords

children of the rich; street vendors; Lagos; ice cream; mansion; rich among the poor; grief; romance; slums

Diversity Impact

direct

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