THE BOOK OF ECHOES

: Amaka (R.)

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374pp., paperback, London, 2020

 

A novel set in Brixton in 1981, about Michael, a 16-year-old black youth on the long side of the law, who falls in love with Ngozi, a Nigerian immigrant. The story, narrated by the spirit of an African woman who lost her life on a slave ship two centuries earlier, reveals how Michael and Ngozi's struggle for happiness began many lifetimes ago.

"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, author of Nudibranch

"Impassioned. Lyrical and affecting" Guardian

Rosanna Amaka was born to African and Caribbean parents and are up in Brixton. The Book of Echoes is her debut novel.