We’re kicking off our 2021 Radical Readz series with Aftershocks, a memoir by Nadia Owusu which landed #1 for Oprah’s 2021 “must reads” for this year! Oprah Magazine praised the book, saying “in a literary landscape rich with diaspora memoirs, Owusu’s painful yet radiant story rises to the forefront. The daughter of an Armenian-American mother who abandoned her and a heroic Ghanaian father who died when she was thirteen, Nadia drifted across continents in a trek that she renders here with poetic, indelible prose.” Towards the end of her captivating book she defines home, a definition that is both extraordinary and genuine, “I am made of the earth, flesh, ocean, blood and bone of all the places I tried to belong to and all the people I long for. I am pieces. I am whole. I am home.”
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