About this book
Two black African babies are born on the same day in a hospital in a small town in the UK. The narrator follows their lives and destinies as they grow into young women, one with strong Nigerian roots and one with a mother who has adopted the worst of British beliefs and behaviour. Yewande discovers she possesses the heightened awareness of her ancestors which leads to wisdom, heartache and joy. This is a challenging book that tackles issues of abuse and self-esteem, racism and roots. Olukemi Amala writes with style and originality with passages of breath-taking magical realism. A big book in every sense of the word.
About the author
UK-born Nigerian writer Olukemi Amala lives in Scotland. She defines herself as a critical thinker and writer who occupies a space on the margins of life.