Sankofa

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Product Details

Price
$26.00  $23.92
Publisher
Catapult
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
0.0 X 0.0 X 0.0 inches | 0.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781646220830

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About the Author

Chibundu Onuzo was born in Lagos, Nigeria and lives in London. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and regular contributor to The Guardian, she is the winner of a Betty Trask Award, has been shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Commonwealth Book Prize, and the RSL Encore Award, and has been longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and Etisalat Literature Prize. The author of Welcome to Lagos, Sankofa is her third novel.

Reviews

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Onuzo displays astonishing imagination and versatility in this fantastic novel about a woman's search for her personal, familial and national identity, delivered with deadpan humor in captivating prose. --Sefi Atta

The slick pacing and unpredictable developments--especially in the depiction of Anna's enigmatic father--keep the reader alert right up to the novel's exhilarating ending . . . Onuzo lifts the narrative into an entirely unexpected space. She shows that the healing of fractures and a desire for wholeness can be achieved in the most unexpected of places. --Michael Donkar, The Guardian

An engagingly written journey of self-discovery. --Kirkus Reviews

Unscrupulous politicians, irresponsible journalism, and the yawning gap between rich and poor feel deeply personal as Anna's journey unfolds . . . Fresh and new. --Library Journal

Spellbinding . . . Onuzu's spare style elegantly cuts to the core of her themes. The balancing of Anna's soul-searching with her thrilling discoveries makes for a satisfying endeavor. --Publishers Weekly

Praise for Chibundu Onuzo:
Astounding . . . Onuzo stands on the shoulders of Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and from her perch offers her own fresh, but assured view. --Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, author of The Revisioners