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The Book of Echoes by Rosanna Amaka

The Book Of Echoes

Rosanna Amaka

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Imprint: Doubleday
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 20 Feb 2020
ISBN: 9780857526717
4 stars out of 5
Hannah Beckerman
1 Mar 2020

"a lyrical and affecting debut"

Amaka’s impassioned novel is narrated by a woman taken into slavery in the early 19th century whose spirit continues to roam the earth 200 years later. We meet Michael, of Jamaican descent, growing up in south London in 1981 during the Brixton riots. Meanwhile, in a village in Nigeria, a young girl, Ngozi, is desperate to escape the poverty she has been born into as she becomes a maid to a wealthy family in the city. Exploring themes of generational trauma, colonialism, racism and resilience, it’s a lyrical and affecting debut.