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Red Dust Road: An Autobiographical Journey (2010)

by Jackie Kay(Favorite Author)
3.8 of 5 Votes: 1
0330451057 (ISBN13: 9780330451055)
review 1: Jackie Kay is adopted, black and gay. Her adoptive parents are from Glasgow and she has always looked on them as mum and dad. She wanted to trace her birth parents, who met when they both attended Aberdeen University. Her mother is Scottish and white, her father Nigerian and black. This book is her journey to find her heritage and identity. It is really well written, beautiful descriptions if her trips to Nigeria.
review 2: Jackie Kay, true to her talents, writes a poetic account of her physical and emotional journey to discover her birth parents. With a birth mother of Scottish heritage and a father from a village in Nigeria, this is a journey of many contrasts. As expected the journey requires plenty of soul-searching and there is jubilation but also times
... moreof uncertainty which makes this such a compelling read. In many ways, while reading this book, it felt like getting to know new friends with moments of discovery, moments of surprise, moments of connection. Highly recommended. less
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Quite simply a beautiful memoir by a poet exploring identity, adoption and love. An absolute classic
good book it changed one story to the next the character is strong in this book,
I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I was going too.
Entertaining and interesting.
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