Book jacket image for Maame by Jessica George

St. Martin’s

9781250282521

STARRED REVIEW

Maame

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Review of ‘Maame’

Shakespeare’s Juliet famously pondered, “What's in a name?” and although she may have concluded that names fail to reflect any intrinsic qualities of a person, the protagonist of Jessica George’s compassionate debut novel, Maame, knows better. Dubbed “Maame” by her mother as a baby, Madeline Wright has struggled with the weight of…

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