Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
An African ChildhoodBook - 2003 | Random House trade pbk. ed
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When [Mum] kisses me good-bye, she wraps me briefly in the safe, old smell of Vicks VapoRub, tea, and perfume and it's only when I look into her eyes that I remember that she is in the middle of a nervous breakdown. She says, "Be a brave girl, okay?"
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