Nalo Hopkinson two-fer!

This is novel is just as much about Tan Tan reclaiming her own narrative and becoming her own narrator as it is about her physical survival. Indeed, the entire thing is about tracing how she goes from being the person who is told things to the person doing the telling in her own life. At the beginning we a child who has the world impressed upon her, who is told story after story, even about herself, then a troubled adolescent who begins to invent another Tan Tan but in the process is understanding how to invent another self, and finally to a strong young woman who has the strength to tell her story, on her terms, in her way to save her own life, who creates herself as she wants to be.
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