What We Lose, by Zinzi Clemons
This debut novel from Zinzi Clemmons is a moving coming of age story. Thandi, raised in America, has never felt particularly close to her mother’s youth in Johannesburg. But when her mother is diagnosed with cancer, Thandi must learn to live her life without her. Through beautiful prose, Clemmons addresses the profound effect loss can have on our lives and the impact that our complex identities can have on our lives.
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