The Black Flamingo

by Dean Atta
with illustrations by Anshika Khullar

Ref: 17061

"I am the black flamingo. / The black flamingo is me / trying to find myself.../ This books is a fairy tale / in which I'm cursed / and blessed by others./ But, finally, I am the fairy / finding my own magic". The debut novel by poet, Dean Atta landed on multiple shortlists and then won the 2020 Stonewall Book Award. Told in blank verse, in one fluid hymn, this is a beautifully developed coming-of-age narrative. We cheer and smile as teen Michael, a Cypriot/Jamaican Londoner, reaches into and then lays out his brilliant self in full, flamboyant technicolor. A one-sitting, luxurious-as-crushed-velvet, read. Age 12+, Paperback