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Tiny Sunbirds Far Away

Tiny Sunbirds Far Away

Author(s): Christie Watson

Location(s): Lagos, Warri

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern



Blessing (12) and her brother Ezekiel (14) find their comfortable lives in Lagos change immensely when their parents separate. They move to near Warri, their Mother’s village. This is the story of the small family adapting to a different way of live, rural life in exchange for the big city.

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‘An excellent novel. It takes the reader deep into the reality of ordinary life in Nigeria and is also funny, moving and politically alert’ Giles Foden, author of The Last King of Scotland. In...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021