The Black Flamingo
Dean Atta, Anshika Khullar
“Intensely moving and heart-warming” Cosmo
“I loved every word” Malorie Blackman
This is not about being ready, it’s not even about being fierce, or fearless, IT’S ABOUT BEING FREE.
Michael waits in the stage wings, wearing a pink wig, pink fluffy coat and black heels.
One more step will see him illuminated by spotlight.
He has been on a journey of bravery to get here, and he is almost ready to show himself to the world in bold colours …
Can he emerge as The Black Flamingo?
WINNER OF THE STONEWALL BOOK AWARD
LONGLISTED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL
LONGLISTED FOR THE JHALAK BOOK PRIZE
*The paperback edition has beautiful gold foil added to the striking cover design*
Dean Atta's tender coming of age novel casts a fresh and enriching perspective on what it means to be seen as different at the level of race, culture, identity, heritage and gender ... an important book for young people -- Malika Booker * Poet * A bold and joyous hymn to self-discovery and acceptance * The Bookseller * The Black Flamingo is the book I wish I had when I was younger ... joyful, emotional and full of depth -- Travis Alabanza * performance artist and poet * A very modern masterpiece * The Guyliner * A moving coming-of-age story, written with heart and panache * Irish Independent *
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