Red Dust Road - Jackie Kay - Braw Wee EmporiumBookspeed
Red Dust Road is an autobiographical journey by one of Scotland's most celebrated voices, Jackie Kay is part of our new book selection at the Braw Wee Emporium.
Once, as a small child, she realizes that her skin is a different color from that of her beloved parents, Jackie Kay embarks on a complicated and humorous journey to treasure the adoptive family that chose her, track down her birth parentsher Scottish Highland mother and Nigerian fatherand embrace her unexpected and remarkable life.
In a book shining with warmth, humor, and compassion, she discovers that inheritance is about more than genes: that we are shaped by songs as much as by cells and that our internal landscapes are as important as those through which we move.
Taking the reader from Glasgow to Lagos and beyond, Red Dust Road is revelatory, redemptive, and courageous, unique in its voice and universal in its reach. It is a heart-stopping story of parents and siblings, friends and strangers, belonging and beliefs, biology and destiny, and love.