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Statelessness collides with division in Nadia Owusu’s novel

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(Photo: Aftershocks: A Memoir by Nadia Owusu)
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When Nadia Owusu was two years old her mother abandoned her and her baby sister and fled from Tanzania back to the US. When she was 13 her beloved Ghanaian father died of cancer. She and her sister were left alone, with a stepmother they didn't like, adrift.اضافة اعلان

Nadia Owusu is a woman of many languages, homelands, and identities. She grew up in Rome, Dar-es-Salaam, Addis Ababa, Kumasi, Kampala, and London. And for every new place there was a new language, a new identity and a new home.

“Aftershocks” is the account of how she hauled herself out of the wreckage. It is the intimate story behind the news of immigration and division dominating contemporary politics. 

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