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Terry McMillan

What We Say: The novel that introduced the world to bestselling author Terry McMillan, when Freda Peacock moves from Michigan to the US's West Coast in the 1960s, she learns that being Black is beautiful. But when her mother – who'll do anything to keep her family together – joins her, the explosive drama of their family life returns.

What They Say: “Mama is extremely funny throughout and at the same time honest about what a good woman will do to push her children higher than she can hope to go... touching and steadfastly unsentimental” – Detroit Free Press

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