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Aftershocks : a memoir

Owusu, Nadia 1981- (author.).

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781982111229
  • ISBN: 1982111224
  • ISBN: 9781982111243
  • Physical Description: print
    xiii, 299 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note: First earthquake -- Resettlement registration form -- Foreshocks -- The blue chair -- Topography -- The blue chair -- Faults -- Mainshocks -- Faults -- The blue chair -- Aftershocks -- Mainshocks -- The blue chair -- Terraforming.
Summary, etc.: "Nadia Owusu grew up all over the world--from Rome and London to Dar-es-Salaam and Kampala. When her mother abandoned her when she was two years old, the rejection caused Nadia to be confused about her identity. Even after her father died when she was thirteen and she was raised by her stepmother, she was unable to come to terms with who she was since she still felt motherless and alone. When Nadia went to university in America when she was eighteen she still felt as if she had so many competing personas that she couldn't keep track of them all without cracking under the pressure of trying to hold herself together. A powerful coming-of-age story that explores timely and universal themes of identity, Aftershocks follows Nadia's life as she hauls herself out of the wreckage and begins to understand that the only ground firm enough to count on is the one she writes into existence"--
Subject: Owusu, Nadia 1981-
Racially mixed women United States Biography
Racially mixed women Race identity United States
Racially mixed people United States Biography
Racially mixed people Race identity United States
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Racially mixed women
Racially mixed people Race identity
Racially mixed people
United States
Genre: Biographies.
Autobiographies.

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