Jackie Kay tells the story of a black girl's adoption by a white Scottish couple - from three different viewpoints: the mother, the birth mother and the daughter. This unique and honest volume of poems has been adapted for radio. Also included in the book are new poems reflecting issues of sexuality, Scottishness and being working-class. * Spare Rib * Jackie Kay has been gathering a reputation for a few years as an outstanding young talent in British poetry and playwriting... The Adoption Papers could well become a key work of feminism in action... a wonderfully spirited, tender and crafted contribution to Scottish writing, to black writing, and to the poetry of our time. It is a work of the utmost generosity and truth. -- Alastair Niven * Poetry Review *
The Adoption Papers by Jackie Kay
Used - Good
Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Winner of Saltire Society Scottish First Book of the Year Award 1992
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