Aftershocks: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Identity
*** ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2021 ***
'One of the most moving books of the new year' STYLIST
'Gorgeous and unsettling' NEW YORK TIMES
'Brilliant and devastating . . . tender and lacerating' PANDORA SYKES
'One of the literary world's most promising new voices' RED
Nadia Owusu is a woman of many languages, homelands and identities. She grew up in Rome, Dar-es-Salaam, Addis Ababa, Kumasi, Kampala and London. And for every new place there was a new language, a new identity and a new home. At times she has felt stateless, motherless and identity-less. At others, she has had multiple identities at war within her. It's no wonder she started to feel fault lines in her sense of self. It's no wonder that those fault lines eventually ruptured.
Aftershocks is the account of how she hauled herself out of the wreckage. It is the intimate story behind the news of immigration and division dominating contemporary politics. It is a nuanced portrait of globalisation from the inside in a fractured world in crisis.
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