Thursday, August 1, 2013

Red Dust Road

Author: Jackie Kay
Stars: 5
Review by: KM

This autobiography left an indelible mark on me. Takes the reader through Scotland and Nigeria in a lyrical, fascinating way as the author seeks out her birth parents. I liked having my American perspective shifted by seeing issues like race and culture through the eyes of someone from another country. Also, the juxtaposition of two very different climes and cultures was intriguing. Her writing style along with her quest kept me enthralled as if I were reading a mystery novel. Lastly, it has a lot of heart.

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