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Being Black 'n Chicken, & Chips

Narrated by: Matt Okine
Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary

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Mike Amon is a regular teenager. All he wants is to fit in. He wants to sit at the cool bench. He wants to be a star athlete. He wants his first kiss.  

He also wants his mum to survive.   

When his mum is suddenly diagnosed with advanced breast and brain cancer, Mike knows it's a long shot, but if he manages to achieve his dreams, maybe it'll give his mum enough strength to beat an incurable disease.

In the meantime, he has to live with his African dad whom he doesn't really know, a man who has strange foreign ways - and who Mike doesn't really feel comfortable sharing his teenage desires and deepest fears with. 

He doesn't even want to think about what it might mean if his mum never comes home from the hospital.

Based on his award-winning stand-up show and the loss of his own mother when he was 12, Matt Okine's coming-of-age novel, Being Black 'n Chicken, & Chips, is a funny, heartwarming, and sometimes surreal look at how young people deal with grief, the loss of loved ones and becoming an adult - all whilst desperately trying to fit in with the other kids.

©2019 Matt Okine (P)2019 Hachette Australia Audio

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  • Melanie Clark
  • 09-28-19

A beautiful piece of Australian literature.

Hilarious and poignant. I laughed, cried, cringed, and couldn't stop listening. It was so good.

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  • Tetteh
  • 10-15-19

One For The Ages!

Matt’s ability to convey an experience I’ve never experienced as if it were my own is a skill unrivalled and brings the most beautiful storyline to life. The comical ups and downs of the audio book add another dimension to the book’s outstanding story! I would highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-14-19

Such an honest, funny and moving book.

It's a story that I couldn't stop listening to but also didn't want to end. So many moments- hilarious and sad- that stayed with me after I'd finished.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-17-19

It will make you laugh, it'll make you cry!

I loved this book so much. Being narrated by Matt just brought so much life to the story he's created and I felt every up and every down. There are a ton of laugh out loud moments but get your tissues ready, I'm warning you now...