The Adoption Papers, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Jackie Kay tells the story of a black girl's adoption by a white Scottish couple- from three different viewpoints: the mother, the birth mother, and the daughter.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781852241568

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This was an interesting collection, but I'm not sure how many of the poems would hold up singly outside of the collection for support. Still the use of language and dialect was interesting throughout. Worth a look, particularly as a singular narrative-shaping collection.

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