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عربي

My Cleaner

My Cleaner

Maggie Gee (Author)

Fiction

🇺🇬 Uganda

Racism

Class Conflict

Edition published in 2006 in English language
Ugandan Mary Tendo worked for many years in the white middle-class Henman household in London, cleaning for Vanessa and looking after her only child, Justin. More than ten years after Mary has left, Justin — now twenty-two, handsome and gifted — is too depressed to get out of bed. To his mother’s surprise, he asks for Mary.When Mary responds to Vanessa’s cry for help and returns from Uganda to look after Justin, the balance of power in the house shifts dramatically. Both women’s lives change irrevocably as tensions build towards a startling climax on a snowbound motorway.Maggie Gee confronts racism and class conflict with humour and tenderness in this engrossing read.
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