Black Sheep

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

Dwayne is sixteen, disengaged from home and school, and a reluctant member of a Brixton gang. When he meets ambitious Misha, who is pushed by her mum to keep away from Brixton life, the two are instantly attracted to each other. As they struggle to keep their friendship secret from their families, they draw closer together – with violent and tragic results.

Na'ima B Robert writes convincingly in the voices of Misha and Dwayne, telling the story alternately from their points of view. We are given a balanced view of the community and of religion, as well as of their changing relationship

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