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Bingo's Run



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Author
Levine, James A
Descriptors
Adoption
Africans
Art
Art Appreciation
Betrayal
Con Artists
Corruption
Criminals
Drug Crime
Drugs
Folklore
Orphans
Village Life
Location/Setting:
Kenya
Time Period:
2010s
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Summary
Bingo is a 15-year old orphan in Nairobi. He's a grifter, a survivor, and the slum's greatest drug runner. His days are spent running the "white," hanging out with his friend Slo-George, and trying to stay out of trouble. But in the drug business, trouble is always just around the corner. After witnessing a murder Bingo is sent to an orphanage for protection. Here he learns even more about corruption, hustling and running.
Critique
This 2015 Alex Award winner is a gripping portrayal of life in an impoverished African city. Despite Bingo's flaws and the hardships he endures, the story is full of mythology, humor and hope. A fascinating read.
ISBN
9781400068838
  iBistro
# of Pages
287
Published
2014
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: MA


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