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10:02 | 17th December 2017

News: UK

Tue 25 May, 2010
By Danielle Carter


My adoption is a story that has happened to me. I couldn’t make it up

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Meet Jackie Kay

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The author / poet Jackie Kay will be signing copies of her new 'autobiographical journey': ‘Red Dust Road' at Gay's The Word Bookshop, 66 Marchmont Street London WC1N 1AB [Russell Square tube] on Wednesday 9th June at 1pm

Jackie spoke about her book:

‘What makes us who we are? My adoption is a story that has happened to me. I couldn’t make it up.’

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, the journey that Jackie Kay undertakes in Red Dust Road is full of unexpected twists, turns and deep emotions.

In a book shining with warmth, humour and compassion, she discovers that inheritance is about much more than genes: that we are shaped by songs as much as by cells, and that our internal landscapes are as important as those through which we move.



Taking the reader from Glasgow to Lagos and beyond, Red Dust Road is revelatory, redemptive and courageous, unique in its voice and universal in its reach. It is a heart-stopping story of parents and siblings, friends and strangers, belonging and beliefs, biology and destiny, and love.

Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh in 1961 and grew up in Glasgow. She has written all her life. Several of her adult poetry collections have won or been shortlisted for awards across the board. Her first novel Trumpet won the Author's Club First Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize. Jackie lives in Manchester with her son.


For further details contact: 0207 278 7654 / sales@gaystheword.co.uk (signed copy reservations welcomed)

 

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