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Red Dust Road By Jackie Kay

Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay

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A memoir and soul-searching journey by Jackie Kay.

Red Dust Road Summary

Red Dust Road: Picador Classic by Jackie Kay

Taking the reader from Glasgow to Lagos and beyond, Red Dust Road is a heart-stopping story of parents and siblings, friends and strangers, belonging and beliefs, biology and destiny.

With an introduction by the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon.

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.

'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

Red Dust Road Reviews

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 *
It is Kay's abundant wit that makes Red Dust Road such a moving, spirited work. This is a terrifically easy, evocative, and often amusing read . . . A remarkable, soul-searching journey * Sunday Herald *

About Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh. She is the third modern Makar, the Scottish poet laureate. A poet, novelist and writer of short stories, she has enjoyed great acclaim for her work for both adults and children. Her first novel Trumpet won the Authors' Club First Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize. She is also the author of three collections of stories with Picador, Why Don't You Stop Talking, Wish I Was Here, and Reality, Reality; two poetry collections, Fiere and Bantam; and her memoir, Red Dust Road. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University, and lives in Manchester, where she is currently Chancellor of the University of Salford.

Additional information

GOR008985805
9781509858392
1509858393
Red Dust Road: Picador Classic by Jackie Kay
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2017-10-19
320
Winner of Scottish Book Awards Book of the Year 2011 (UK) Short-listed for Scottish Book Awards Non-fiction Award 2011 (UK) Short-listed for National Book Awards Biography of the Year 2011 (UK)
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