Rachel León

Critic

USA

Rachel León is a fiction writer and a reviewer at the Chicago Review of Books

What We Lose

Date: 11 Jul 2017 Category: Books
9.0 Rating
Like her protagonist in the semi-autobiographical What We Lose, Zinzi Clemmons is the Pennsylvania-raised daughter of a South African immigrant mother and an American father. In her novel, a woman named Thandi is pulled between different worlds—black and white, American and African—and her struggles with identity are at the heart of this coming of age story. The themes explored in What We Lose—race, identity, family, and loss—are familiar ...