On Black Sisters Street is a moving story about identity, hard truths and self-discovery. Set partly in Africa and partly in Europe, Chika Unigwe’s story follows the lives of six girls. Initially, from disparate walks of life yet brought together by the vicissitudes of life.
A need for a fresh start, the promise of independence, the tempting allure of a new chapter of life. A combustible combination that sees them all leave Africa for Europe. The death of Sisi, one of the six, provides a much-needed point of introspection to their lives.
To go back home or to stay put and move on? That is the question for the remaining sisters.
Chika delivered a thrilling, sobering and enlightening masterpiece in this book.