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When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

When We Were Birds

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When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
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Mar 01, 2022 | ISBN 9780385547260

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“Combining the richness of myth with razor-sharp observation of contemporary life, When We Were Birds marks the emergence of a distinctive and powerful voice.”—Pat Barker

“Ayanna Lloyd Banwo comes from a lineage of high Caribbean Lit and it shows. This is an impressive debut about love, family, ancestry, the dead and the living.  Read this book for its magic and realism too, for its deft weaving together of lives from a city with a huge cemetery at its centre, where the dead lie restless and sometimes loosen from their graves. Ayanna Lloyd Banwo conjours old magic and yet she is a strong, new voice.”—Monique Roffey, author of The Mermaid of Black Conch

“I love this book: the originality of its premise, the power and beauty of its prose; the depth of its explorations of what it means to love and be loved. When We Were Birds is about the silver cord of memory and blood, and history that bind a family of women even after death. An exceptional novel that delivers on its promise.”—Jacob Ross, author of The Bone Readers

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