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Losing the Plot
By Derek Owusu
Published By

Canongate Books

Publication Date 11/03/2022
Price 12.00


Driven by a deep-seated desire to understand his mother’s life before he was born, Derek Owusu offers a powerful imagining of her journey. As she moves from Ghana to the UK and navigates parenthood in a strange and often lonely environment, the effects of displacement are felt across generations.

Authors Biography

Derek Owusu is a writer, poet and podcaster from North London. In 2016 he joined the multi-award-winning literature podcast Mostly Lit. He also produced the well-received This Is Spoke podcast for Penguin Random House and Freemantle Media. His debut novel, That Reminds Me, won the Desmond Elliott Prize.

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  1. Thought provoking.

  2. Highly recommended.

  3. a moving gift to mothers

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