In Sankofa, Anna’s Welsh mother is dead. Anna’s husband has left her. When Anna finds the journal of the African father she has never met, she is intrigued. Can she make contact with him in West Africa? How will he react to her? Why was he kept hidden from her by her mother?
Sankofa is a detailed look into one woman’s life. It is also a look into British systemic racism and African nationalism. The prose feels as if each word was hand-selected to be the perfect word for the situation. Note that the slow pace is more like literary fiction than women’s fiction. Readers of slice of life books will enjoy this heartfelt tale. 4 stars!
Thanks to Catapult and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.