Publication Date: 01/07/2021 ISBN: 9781784164836 Category:

The Book Of Echoes

Rosanna Amaka

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication Date: 01/07/2021 ISBN: 9781784164836 Category:
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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
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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.
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‘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
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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 Review

A beautiful rich story that shows how hope can get people through the worst of times * PRIDE MAGAZINE * Powerful, impassioned, thought-provoking * DAILY MAIL Staycation Sensations * BEST BOOKS for FEBRUARY * COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE * Fierce and poignant * TATLER * Powerfully redemptive * INDEPENDENT * Impassioned. Lyrical and affecting * GUARDIAN * An absorbing debut * SUNDAY EXPRESS *

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