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Sugar Town Queens

Malla Nunn’s arresting story of explosive family secrets is held together by supportive relationships, as well as the promise of love.

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Review of ‘Sugar Town Queens’

Explosive, long-buried family secrets lie at the heart of Malla Nunn’s vivid and arresting Sugar Town Queens, but so do friendship, hope and the promise of love.

Aptly named for the Zulu word for power, Amandla Harden is a bright and empathetic biracial girl who lives with her unstable white mother, Annalisa, in a tidy…

Interview with Malla Nunn

Malla Nunn discusses her new YA novel, Sugar Town Queens, which tells the story of a biracial teen girl named Amandla who lives with her unstable white mother, Annalisa, in the impoverished neighborhood of Sugar Town on the outskirts of Durban, South Africa.


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