Little Bee Book Review

Little Bee by Chris Cleave is the fictional story of two women – a white British journalist and a Nigerian refugee – who are thrown together under circumstances that rock both of their worlds. As they both struggle to find their identities in an insane situation, forces beyond their control threaten both their lives and their sanity. If you are one of the millions of people who prefers to say “It’s not my problem” rather than help your fellow man, then this a must read for you! Little Bee forces the reader to confront the realities of the refugee situation around the globe and to take a hard look at themselves as well.

About Karen Y. Hamilton

Walt Whitman says about his autobiography, Specimen Days “…At any rate I obey my happy hour’s command, which seems curiously imperative. May-be, if don’t do anything else, I shall send out the most wayward, spontaneous, fragmentary book ever printed.” This is what I feel at this juncture of my life, the need to gather together memories of my ancestors as well as my own memories into some semblance of order. Because all of those fragments, all of the fragments that make up any life, become stories. I am the mother of three sons, who affectionately (I hope!) call me 'gypsy mom' because I tend to wander around a bit soaking in the universe's wonders. I am currently working towards an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University. I have published essays with Heritage Press, Florida Living, and the St. Pauls Review. I am currently working on a book of poems about the Florida Everglades pioneers and a memoir about grief and the bonds of friendship. I live in my hometown, Jupiter, Florida and work as a freelance writer and curriculum specialist.
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