Never has a book made me feel more visible. I love Morris’s fluidity about what being mixed means, understanding it’s ever evolving, and claiming her own identity as mixed and Black, which works very well for me too.
Having sought my own escape from indoctrinated thought, this book helped me further understand my feelings and my fit within my birthplace. Part-memoir, part-historical, this brilliant book explores the many complexities of identity and belonging.
This fiction choice revolutionised my thoughts about my own limited knowledge of my ancestry, making me think of all I unknowingly carry. The story strand involving a DNA discovery resonated in such a way my heart wasn’t right for quite some time. This book helped fill the gaps in me.
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