A swift pure cry

Siobhan Dowd (author)
A swift pure cry
A swift pure cry A swift pure cry

A swift pure cry

Target audience:
15 years and up
Na de dood van haar moeder, neemt de 15-jarige Shell de verantwoordelijkheid voor het gezin over van haar vader die zowel godsdienstwaanzinnig als alcoholist is. Ze krijgt van niemand steun, enkel van haar klasgenoot Declan krijgt ze wat aandacht. Nadat de jongen vertrokken is naar Amerika, ontdekt ze dat ze zwanger is. Het meisje weet de zwangerschap te verbergen, maar als er maanden later een do
A swift pure cry
Siobhan Dowd
Brussel: Luisterpunt, 2007
1 cd
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About Siobhan Dowd

Siobhan Dowd (4 February 1960 – 21 August 2007) was a British writer and activist. The last book she completed, Bog Child, posthumously won the 2009 Carnegie Medal from the professional librarians, recognising the year's best book for children or young adults published in the UK.

Life and career

Dowd was born in London, to Irish parents. She attended a Roman Catholic grammar school in south London and earned a BA Hons degree in Classics from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University and an MA with distinction from Greenwich University in Gender and Ethnic Studies.

In 1984, she joined the writer's organisation International PEN, initially as a researcher for its Writers in Prison Committee and later as Program Director of PEN American Center's Freedom-to-Write Committee in New York City. Her work there included founding and leading the Rushdie Defense Committee (USA) and travelling …Read more on Wikipedia