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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Nadia Owusu

Biography & Memoir • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

In this poignant memoir, author and narrator Nadia Owusu weaves an intricate narrative of home, belonging, trauma, family, geography, and the truths held in her Black female body. Using earthquakes as a metaphor to untangle the threads of her life, she recounts her childhood in Europe and Africa--a childhood defined by her mother's abandonment when she was a baby and her father's death when she was a teenager. Her narration, like her prose, is raw and immediate. Sometimes rough and sometimes melodious, her ever-changing tone reflects a kaleidoscope of identity and experience. Her voice itself is a story, carrying both pain and joy. It is impossible to listen to this audiobook without hearing the power of Owusu's remaking of her world--and thus, our world--as she speaks. L.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2021]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2021

DD ISBN 9781797108698 $19.99

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