Sankofa by Chibundo Onuzo
A funny, gripping and surprising story of a mixed-race British woman who goes in search of the African father she never knew, by award-winning author Chibundu Onuzo.
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A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick * A Between the Covers Book Club Pick
'A beautiful book about a woman brave enough to discover her true identity' REESE WITHERSPOON
Anna is at a stage of her life when she's beginning to wonder who she really is. She has separated from her husband, her daughter is all grown up and her mother - the only parent who raised her - is dead.
Searching through her mother's belongings, she finds clues about the West African father she never knew. Through reading his student diary, chronicling his involvement in radical politics in 1970s London, she discovers that he eventually became the president, some would say the dictator, of a small nation in West Africa - and that he is still alive. She decides to track him down and so begins a funny, painful, fascinating journey.
'A real pleasure, it's funny, thought-provoking and holds a light up to everything from cultural differences to colonialism' STYLIST
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'Slick pacing and unpredictable developments keep the reader alert right up to the novel's exhilarating ending' GUARDIAN (BOOK OF THE DAY)
'Fantastic' SEFI ATTA
'Onuzo's sneakily breezy, highly entertaining novel leaves the reader rethinking familiar narratives of colonisation, inheritance and liberation' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW