The Rest of You

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Pub Date 29 Oct 2024 | Archive Date 7 Oct 2024

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Description

An emotionally wrenching novel tackling key themes such as generational trauma and what it means to be Black British, surviving between the gaps of knowledge around familial migrant journeys, set in today's London and Ghana in the mid-90s.

On the cusp of thirty, Ghanaian Londoner Whitney Appiah was born with a special gift. The massage therapist can physically sense where her clients' trauma lies and heal them. But Whitney has no idea that she too is suffering. Tragic events from her youth have left a terrible, unseen mark.

When a dangerous encounter with the man she's dating triggers a wave of fragmented recollections, Whitney embarks on a journey to reclaim her memories and the truth that is buried deep in her early years growing up in Kumasi, Ghana.

Spanning three decades, told through the viewpoints of Whitney, her aunts Gloria and Aretha, and their house help Maame Serwaa, The Rest of You explores what happens when we try to move forward through the lacuna of our past.

An emotionally wrenching novel tackling key themes such as generational trauma and what it means to be Black British, surviving between the gaps of knowledge around familial migrant journeys, set in...


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ISBN 9780857308795
PRICE £9.99 (GBP)
PAGES 288

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I was floored by this novel. It is absolutely going to be in my top five of 2024 for sure.

It's such a beautiful and heartbreaking story of family, unknown and known, grief, trauma, and love. The shared perspectived were a wonderful insight into both generations of women whom we got to know throught the book.

I want to say more but I just don't feel like I have ample words to describe it. I laughed, I cried, I fell in love with this story and these characters. Maame Blue is definitely an author I am going to be keeping an eye on in the future!

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