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The Book Of Echoes

‘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

‘So bewitching I almost felt like I time-travelled back into Brixton 1981. A gorgeous book – totally recommended.’ ALEX WHEATLE

A sweeping, uplifting story of how a boy from Brixton and a girl from Lagos escape their dark past to find themselves a bright future.

1981: England looks forward to a new decade. But on the streets of Brixton, it’s hard to hold onto your dreams, especially if you are a young black man. Racial tensions rumble, and now Michael Watson might land in jail for a crime he did not commit.
Thousands of miles away, village girl Ngozi abandons her orange stall for the chance to work as a maid. Alone in a big city, Ngozi’s fortunes turn dark and soon both her heart and hopes are shattered.
From dusty roads to gritty pavements, Ngozi and Michael’s journey towards a better life is strewn with heartache and injustice. When they finally collide, their lives will be transformed for ever.

With irresistible joy and grace, Rosanna Amaka writes of people moving between worlds, and asks how we can heal and help each other. Humming with beauty and horror, tragedy and triumph, THE BOOK OF ECHOES is a powerful debut from an authentic new voice in British fiction.

Weight 0.380 kg
Author

Rosanna Amaka

Publisher

Doubleday

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Editorial Review

AG’s Book Adventures

#BookReview: Of Women and Frogs
#Author: Bisi Adjapon 🇬🇭🇳🇬
Type of work (Genre): Fiction
Number of pages: 416
Own or Borrowed: Own (kind courtesy of BookNook Book Store)
#ReadIt: at home

#OverallImpressions: I can’t rave enough about this book! It was a delightful read. All I know is, Bisi Adjapon needs to publish more books. I feel like this is a book I’ve been waiting for a Ghanaian woman to write for a long time. I absolutely loved how she took us on a journey of Ghanaian and a bit of Nigerian womanhood from infancy to adulthood and all its varying pitfalls and triumphs. This book is unashamedly feminist without even mentioning the word and I’m so here for it. It’s a must read! I thoroughly enjoyed Bisi’s candor in addressing Ghanaian and Nigerian women’s (she hails from both sides) sexuality and the way she tackles the issue of our agency and body autonomy. It was refreshing and invigorating to read and I love how it’s a rallying call to our society to shed off the hypocrisy when dealing with women’s issues and bring ourselves to a point when our women are fully liberated in every way.

#SomethingThatStoodOut: the candor. It was absolutely refreshing. Bisi isn’t shy at all to describe sexual intimacy in explicit details and is purposefully defiant of the often puritanical ways our society encourages women to navigate relationships (both casual and romantic). I also enjoyed and was enlightened by the bits of historical events woven into the story to help give better context of our evolution on women’s issues in Ghana in particular.

#OverallRating:🖋🖋🖋🖋.5 (out of 5 fountain pens).

Recommend or nah: I ABSOLUTELY recommend it. Just buy it and read for yourself and thank me later.

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