Daughter : A Novel Paperback / softback
by Asha Bandele
Paperback / softback
This beautifully and sparely written tale explores the fragile complexity of the mother- daughter bond and the heart wrenching legacy of silence between generations.
Aya is a black college girl from Brooklyn with a promising future and a difficult relationship with her mother, Miriam.
One night Aya is shot by a white policeman in a brutal case of mistaken identity.
Holding vigil by her daughter's bed Miriam revisits painful memories of her past.
She realises that there is much to grieve, but also much to gain as she discovers the redemptive powers of hope