Aliya has to constantly remind her father that she is not a child but a 'young adult'. He does not always agree with her. But now that she is turning sixteen, he is sitting up and taking notice. The unexpected birthday card from him is replaced by a present and a no hold barred letter - a page for each year she has lived. It chronicles the lessons he has tried to teach her and the wisdom he has attempted to pass to her. It unburdens the burning questions she has about life and sometimes show through the cluelessness of parental units. Aliya questions who she is and why she is; with her father as a guide on this journey of discovery. Sweet Sixteen is an engaging coming of age guide on life and loving for the teenage girl.

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09 Apr 2017
In Bolaji Abdullahi’s Sweet Sixteen, the protagonist, 16 year-old Aliya, whom her father refers to adoringly as ‘My First Lady,’ bombards her journalist father with questions some of which throw him off balance. “Okay Daddy what does HAK and ...

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SIMILAR Books

Published:

February 28, 2017

Publisher:

TND Press

ISBN:

978-978-5-46375-0

Language:

English

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