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Chitra Ramaswamy is an award-winning journalist and author. Her first book, Expecting: The Inner ... Read More

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Chitra Ramaswamy is an award-winning journalist and author. Her first book, Expecting: The Inner Life of Pregnancy, won the Saltire First Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Polari Prize. She has contributed essays to Antlers of Water, Nasty Women, The Freedom Papers, The Bi-ble and Message from the Skies. She is a TV critic for the Guardian, the restaurant critic for The Times Scotland, a columnist for the National Trust for Scotland and broadcasts regularly for BBC Radio Scotland. She lives in Edinburgh with her partner, two young children and rescue dog.

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THE SALTIRE'S NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR
A GUARDIAN'S BEST MEMOIR AND BIOGRAPHY OF 2022

This book is about two unlikely friends. One born in 1970s Britain to Indian immigrant parents, the other arrived from Nazi Germany in 1939, fleeing persecution.

This book is about common ground. It is a story of migration, anti-Semitism, racism, family, belonging, grief and resilience.

This book is about the past and the present. It is about the state we're in now and the ways in which we carry our pasts into our futures.

This book is about homelands.

A book about history, friendship, family and what it means to belong, from the award-winning journalist and author of ExpectingHomelands is beautiful in unusual and wonderful ways, beyond the grace and magic when its prose rises almost to poetry. It is an extravagant exploration of the imaginative possibilities of empathy, of how a friendship can build a bridge across differences in origins and age, how you can enter into another life, why you should, what happens when you doRemarkableA fabulous piece of workAchingly beautifulA spellbinding story of triumph and tragedy, war and sanctuary, emigration and belonging. Fans of Sebald and De Waal are going to love thisAn eloquent testament to the tribulations of national belongingA deeply reflective and moving account of a remarkable friendship that bridges a century. Homelands is at once meditative and urgent, humane and journalistic. I learned so much in these pages, and yet couldn't stop smiling at the simple strokes: the love, the kindness, the unlikely places friendship bloomsVivid storytelling . . . Ramaswamy reflects with dreamlike clarity on memory and transienceAn astonishing read. It brings all the verve, drama and detail of fiction writing and the solid thinking and reflection of the best non-fiction. What an achievementIt is Henry's life story which is the gripping heart of the matter . . . immersive

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Title: Homelands
Author: Chitra Ramaswamy
SKU: BK0456970
EAN: 9781838852665
Language: English

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