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Coconut, Florence's memoir, tracks her life from the London suburb where she spent her early childhood in a white foster family to adulthood. At the age of six, Florence moved with her birth family to Lagos, Nigeria where she grew up surrounded by a large extended family. Coconut is an account of her loss and loneliness, surviving poverty and maltreatment. It is a story of her search for an identity within two conflicting cultures and her determination to discover who she is. Coconut is published by Thread Books.