Shame On Me

an anatomy of race and belonging

Tessa McWatt

(author)

Hardback
In stock
SKU
9781911617969
Price £13.04 RRP £14.99

Worldwide delivery available. Read more...

Return purchased items within 30 days for a full refund.

Another Now
by Yanis Varoufakis

Save 15%

'What are you?'

Tessa McWatt knows first-hand that the answer to this question, often asked of people of colour by white people, is always more complicated than it seems. Is the answer English, Scottish, British, Caribbean, Portuguese, Indian, Amerindian, French, African, Chinese, Canadian? Like most families, hers is steeped in myth and the anecdotes of grandparents and parents who view their histories through the lens of desire, aspiration, loss, and shame.

In Shame On Me she unspools all the interwoven strands of her inheritance, and knits them back together using additional fibres from literature and history to strengthen the weave of her refabricated tale. She dismantles her own body and examines it piece by piece to build a devastating and incisively subtle analysis of the race debate as it now stands, in this stunningly written exploration of who and what we truly are.

More Information
Book publisherScribe Publications
Publication date10 Oct 2019
FormatHardback
Pages272
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:Shame On Me

Choose a bestseller from the Guardian Bookshop

Newsletter Fashion Box
WANT A DISCOUNT?