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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