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The Book Of Echoes (Hardback)Rosanna Amaka (author)
Narrated by the spirit of an enslaved African, this is a searing debut about hope, redemption and the scars of history.
Over two hundred years ago in Africa, a woman tosses her young son to safety as she is hauled off by slavers. After a brutal sea passage, her second child is snatched away. Although the woman doesn't know it yet, her spirit is destined to roam the earth in search of her lost children.
It will make its way to 1980s Brixton, where she watches teenage Michael attempt to stay out of trouble as riots spit and boil onthe streets; and to a poor village in Nigeria, where Ngozi struggles to better her life..
As the invisible threads that draw these two together are pulled ever tighter, The Book of Echoes asks: how can we overcome the traumas of the past when they are woven so inextricably with the present? Humming with horror and beauty, Rosanna Amaka's remarkable debut marks her as a vibrant new voice in fiction.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 498 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 35 mm
'A searing, rhapsodic novel. The Book of Echoes is filled with beauty, devastation and the power of ancestral connections that ripple through the ages' - Irenosen Okojie
'Rosanna Amaka's prose is so bewitching I almost felt like I time-travelled back into Brixton 1981. A gorgeous book - totally recommended.' - Alex Wheatle
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