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No Place Like Home

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780349703640

Price: £22

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Home is a vital base for us to thrive, yet, for some, the question of where home is isn’t as simple as an address.

Depending on circumstance, ‘home’ may not simply be where we rest, eat and sleep. With the concept of home comes questions of ancestry, identity and belonging, and the understanding that there is no one fixed idea of what or where home is.

In No Place Like Home, Charlene White boldly shares her own story and understanding of home as a Jamaican Londoner exploring all the smells, memories and voices from her childhood.

Alongside her personal story, White interviews eight individuals who give their perspectives on home and their experiences that are shaped by myriad events from difficult family situations to desperate political upheaval and war. No Place Like Home is a powerful and heartfelt exploration of family, food and finding your place, as well as the moments in history that have changed the way we feel about the simplest of terms: ‘home’.

Reviews

This is an intensely personal book which doesn't feel at all solipsistic - quite the opposite, it bursts with generosity and has a universal message about the nature of home. White, one of Britain's boldest journalists, has produced a warm, witty, delightful memoir which deserves to be widely read.
Sathnam Sanghera