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When We Were Birds: A Novel by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

 

This book is part of our Spring Reading Challenge. Read more here.

Magical realism that works! Steeped in Trinidadian myth, this is a rich and alluring love story. The tale of Yejide, who is reluctant to inherit her destined role of balancer of life and death. The tale of Darwin, working in a cemetery, living outside the teachings of his Rastafari faith. Written in rhythmic colloquial island language, with threads of romance, crime, and mythology. This debut novel created a magical world that delighted and wowed me. —Trey

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780385547260
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - March 15th, 2022