Skip to content
🚛 We are still shipping orders nationwide LEARN MORE
🚛 We are still shipping orders nationwide LEARN MORE

Derek Owusu That Reminds Me

Our Price Our Price: $19.95
Elsewhere $24.00 Elsewhere
Save 17%
 $4.99  x 4 Fortnightly Payments
 $3.33  x 6 Weekly Payments
Availability: translation missing: en.general.icons.icon_check_circle icon Only 2 left!

Notify me when back in stock

Email me when available

Publisher Description:

A beautiful, brutal and breathtaking novel-in-verse from one of the brightest young British writers of today.

'A singular achievement.'Michael Donkor, Guardian

‘Heartbreaking, important and original.’ Christie Watson, author of THE LANGUAGE OF KINDNESS

‘Derek Owusu’s writing is honest, moving, delicate, but tough. Once you lock on to his words, it is hard to break eye contact. A beautiful meditation on childhood, coming of age, the now, and the media. This work is heartfelt.’ Benjamin Zephaniah ‘Honest and beautiful.’ Guy Gunaratne, author of IN OUR MAD AND FURIOUS CITY ‘When writing is this honest, it soars. What an incredible use of language and truth.’ Yrsa Daley-Ward Anansi, your four gifts raised to nyame granted you no power over the stories I tell...This is the story of K.

K is sent into care before a year marks his birth. He grows up in fields and woods, and he is happy, he thinks. When K is eleven, the city reclaims him. He returns to an unknown mother and a part-time father, trading the fields for flats and a community that is alien to him. Slowly, he finds friends. Eventually, he finds love. He learns how to navigate the city. But as he grows, he begins to realise that he needs more than the city can provide. He is a man made of pieces. Pieces that are slowly breaking apartThat Reminds Me is the story of one young man, from birth to adulthood, told in fragments of memory. It explores questions of identity, belonging, addiction, sexuality, violence, family and religion. It is a deeply moving and completely original work of literature from one of the brightest British writers of today.

Author Biography:

Derek Owusu is a writer, poet and podcaster from north London. He discovered his passion for literature at the age of twenty-three while studying exercise science at university. Unable to afford a change of degree, Derek began reading voraciously and sneaking into English Literature lectures at the University of Manchester. Derek edited and contributed to Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming SpaceThat Reminds Me is his first solo work.

Product Details:

Author Derek Owusu
Imprint Merky Books
ISBN-10 1529118603
ISBN-13 9781529118605
Format Paperback
Publication Date 19 November 2020
Pages 208
Language English
Audience General/Trade

Customer Reviews