Red Dust Road: Picador Classic

Jackie Kay

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Published: 19th Oct '17


A memoir and soul-searching journey by Jackie Kay.

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Taking the reader from Glasgow to Lagos and beyond, Red Dust Road is a heart-stopping memoir, a story of parents and siblings, friends and strangers, belonging and beliefs, biology and destiny.With an introduction by the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon.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, Jackie Kay’s journey in Red Dust Road is one of unexpected twists, turns and deep emotions. In a book remarkable for its warmth and candour, she discovers that inheritance is about much more than genes: that we are shaped by songs as much as by cells, and that what triumphs, ultimately, is love.’Like the best memoirs, this one is written with novelistic and poetic flair. Red Dust Road is a fantastic, probing and heart-warming read’ – Independent

Additional information

Weight 0.269 kg
Dimensions 21 × 130 × 197 mm
Page Count 320