Books & Book Reviews, Non-Fiction


Coconut by Florence Ọlájídé is her story – a Black girl fostered by a white family in the 1960s and her search for belonging and identity. ‘By the time I was six years old, I knew my life was marked by difference. I was either too Black, too White, too young or too feisty…’ Florence Ọlájídé Coconut A generation of Nigerian children were born in Britain in the fifties and sixties, privately fostered by white families and then taken to Nigeria by their parents. Coconut is the true story of one of those children. North London, 1963. Nan fosters one-year-old