"a compelling debut"

Written by Hannah Stone for Dreamcatcher 48 on Sunday, December 31st, 2023
Like the trickster Anansi who is the subject of her research, Emily Zobel Marshall adroitly shapeshifts/codeswitches to showcase dual threads of her identity; her early years in North Wales (where she was conspicuously the only brown face in the village) and the Caribbean heritage that she cherishes from her maternal lineage. [...] Tender, without being sentimental; righteously angry without bitterness; deeply rooted and shooting new growth in all directions, this is a compelling debut, and the only way to fully appreciate it is to buy and cherish your own copy.