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Hello Mum
Bernardine Evaristo

This novella tells the tragic story of a 14-year-old’s death and the impact gang violence has not only on those directly affected, but their loved ones as well. When Jerome is found stabbed and left bleeding on the street, his mother needs answers. But can the hard truth give her the closure she’s looking for?

The story is written as a collection of letters from Jerome’s point of view and can therefore be read in excerpts or as a whole. It addresses heavy themes like gang violence; because of this, I would not recommend it for very young readers.

/ · · 1995

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Evaristo, Bernardine. Hello Mum. Penguin Books, 2010. 96 pp., ISBN 9780141044385

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