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As If Born to You

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June 2019
About the book: 
When thirteen-year-old Zuri begins cutting herself, psychologist Ana is called in to help. Is the troubled girl trying to relieve the tension of being black in a predominantly white private school? And how healthy is Zuri’s relationship with Helen, the white single mom who adopted her?
Struggling to soften Zuri’s defences during the course of the therapy, Ana must piece together the puzzles of both Helen and her daughter, including the truth of what happened to Zuri’s biological mother.
But reckless, alcoholic Ana carries within her an old trauma of her own.
In Susan Newham-Blake’s moving novel, two women, equally damaged by the past and its secrets, discover that healing sometimes lies in unexpected places.
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About the Author

Susan Newham-Blake is the author of the memoir  Making Finn.  She has worked as a magazine editor and journalist, writing for Marie ClaireFemina  and  Women’s Health  among others, and her short fiction has appeared in the anthology  Just Keep Breathing  and  ID,  where she was long-listed for the Short Story Day Africa Prize. She is currently managing director of a content- marketing agency in Cape Town, where she lives with her three children.

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