Nominated by:

Jamaica Library Service, Bridgetown

Publisher of nominated edition:

Blouse & Skirt Books, Jamaica

All Over Again

A-dZiko Simba Gegele      

2015 Longlist

Growing up is hard. You know this. And when your mother has X-ray eyes and dances like a wobbling bag of water? When your father’s idea of fun is to put all your money in a savings account and make you get up a 5am every Sunday morning? When Kenny, Percival Thorton High’s big show-off, is after Christina Parker – your Christina Parker? And when you have a shrimp of a little sister who is the bawlingst little six year old girl in the whole of Riverland? Then growing up is something you’re not sure you can manage at all. Who in their right mind could? Who? You?
All Over Again is an enchanting slice of boyhood. It is a charming story with a bold narrative style that pulls you in.

(From Publisher)

About the Author

A-dZiko Simba Gegele is a prize-winning writer whose work has been published in the Caribbean, England and the United States. She is a dynamic writer whose work has spanned multiple genres: poetry, short stories, television sketches and plays for theatre, radio and video. All Over Again is her debut novel.

Librarian’s Comments

An enchanting account of boyhood captured in a compelling novel with bold narrative style that pulls you into a story of love, loss, sibling rivalry and triumph. The author masterfully creates the turbulent world of a young boy on the threshold of puberty as he moves from childhood to exploring the tribulations of male maturation. This captivating, witty and often touching story resonates with young and old and makes you want to read it all over again.

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