The Book Of Echoes (Paperback)Rosanna Amaka (author)
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE AUTHOR'S CLUB FIRST NOVEL AWARD, THE RSL CHRISTOPHER BLAND PRIZE and THE HWA DEBUT CROWN AWARD
'A new classic' SARA COLLINS, author of THE CONFESSIONS OF FRANNIE LANGTON
'Impassioned. Lyrical and affecting' GUARDIAN
Brixton 1981. Sixteen-year-old Michael is already on the wrong side of the law. In in his community, where job opportunities are low and drug-running is high, this is nothing new.
But when Michael falls for Ngozi, a vibrant young immigrant from the Nigerian village of Obowi, their startling connection runs far deeper than they realise.
Narrated by the spirit of an African woman who lost her life on a slave ship two centuries earlier, her powerful story reveals how Michael and Ngozi's struggle for happiness began many lifetimes ago.
Through haunting, lyrical words, one unforgettable message resonates: love, hope and unity will heal us all.
'A searing, rhapsodic novel. Filled with beauty, devastation and the power of ancestral connections that ripple through the ages' IRENOSEN OKOJIE, author of NUDIBRANCH
'A gorgeous book' ALEX WHEATLE, author of BRIXTON ROCK
Readers love THE BOOK OF ECHOES:
'A powerful and honest debut which is going to stay with me for a long time' *****
'You can feel Amaka's passion rising off the page' *****
'BRILLIANT, thoughtful and masterfully crafted' *****
'Oh my goodness, the book itself is even more beautiful and haunting than the cover' *****
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 265 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 23 mm
Impassioned. Lyrical and affecting * GUARDIAN *
Powerfully redemptive * INDEPENDENT *
Fierce and poignant * TATLER *
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Powerful, impassioned, thought-provoking * DAILY MAIL Staycation Sensations *
A beautiful rich story that shows how hope can get people through the worst of times * PRIDE MAGAZINE *
A breath-taking read. Both intimate and sweeping * LOUISE HARE, author of THIS LOVELY CITY *
Bewitching. I almost felt i'd time-travelled back to Brixton in the 1980s. Highly recommended * ALEX WHEATLE, author of BRIXTON ROCK *
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A heart-rending read, this is chiefly the story of Michael and Ngozi as they grow from childhood to fully formed adults through the harsh ups and downs of life at the bottom end of society in London and Nigeria. It is... More
“Thought provoking book”
What an apt name for this book. The consequences of past events reverberate all through the lives of the characters in this book. Beautifully written even thought the subject matter is quite difficult to read.... More
Wow. I was absolutely blown away by ‘The Book Of Echoes’ b written story. The voice of the slave from Nigeria carries right through the novel and gives such meaning and truth to the stories of Ngozi and Michael. This... More
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