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Illuminating her inner journey growing up mixed-race in Britain, Esua Jane Goldsmith's unique memoir exposes the isolation and ambiguities that often come with being ‘an only’.

Raised in 1950s South London and Norfolk with a white, working-class family, Esua’s education in racial politics was immediate and personal. From Britain and Scandinavia to Italy and Tanzania, she tackled inequality wherever she saw it, establishing an inspiring legacy in the Women’s lib and Black Power movements.

Plagued by questions of her heritage and the inability to locate all pieces of herself, she embarks on a journey to Ghana to find the father who may have the answers.

A tale of love, comradeship and identity crises, Esua’s rise to the first Black woman president of Leicester University Students’ Union and Queen Mother of her village, is inspiring, honest and full of heart.

©2020 Esuantsiwa Jane Goldsmith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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fantastic Narrative.

fantastic narrative, enjoyable read.
couldn't stop listening, totally gripped.
Memorable moments, meeting her father.
brilliant.

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A celebration of life

I really enjoyed this book. Esuantsiwa Jane has led such an interesting life. Her story is fascinating, you really feel like you share the highs and lows with her. She is very personable. As a white woman gave me a great insight into issues faced by people with dual heritage. The only issue with the performance is some very dodgy accents !

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A story that needed to be told

Her accents are well dodgy but at least engaging :) A moving and necessary story, told with gritty honesty.