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Red Dust Road

Jackie Kay

‘Like the best memoirs, this one is written with novelistic and poetic flair. Red Dust Road is a fantastic, probing and heart-warming read’ Independent

From the moment when, as a little girl, she realizes that her skin is a different colour from that of her beloved mum and dad, to the tracing and finding of her birth parents, her Highland mother and Nigerian father, Jackie Kay’s journey in Red Dust Road is one of unexpected twists, turns and deep emotions. In a book remarkable for its warmth and candour, she discovers that inheritance is about much more than genes: that we are shaped by songs as much as by cells, and that what triumphs, ultimately, is love.

‘A clear-eyed, witty and unsentimental account of the push and pull between nature and nurture. Happiness shines through’ Sunday Times

‘Wonderful, humane . . . This is a book with resolution, determination and honesty’ Scotland on Sunday

 

Genre: Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9780330451062
Published: 04/03/2011

Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh in 1961 and grew up in Glasgow. She has written all her life. Several of her adult poetry collections have won or been shortlisted for awards across the board. Her first novel Trumpet won the Author's Club First Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize. Her first novel for children, Strawgirl, a lyrical slice of magical realism, was a huge critical success. Jackie lives in Manchester with her son.

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