Amnion is unlike almost anything I've read - so alive it seems to squirm to the touch. Couched as biography - with numerous family stories unspooling through time - it resists neat threads, continually unravelling and questioning itself [...] Here a non-white female artist comes of age, taking the European tradition and reshaping it to fit a polyglot, postcolonial experience.
Will Harris, author of RENDANG
A brilliant and beautiful book which wrestles with the scope and ache of lineage, the origin and myth and making of ourselves.
Rachel Long, author of My Darling from the Lions
Sy-Quia's bold Künstlerroman mesmerisingly transports us across continents and through the longing of diasporas, arriving in England, a "deep bone-knowing country/Albion
Sandeep Parmar, Books of the Year, New Statesman
Stephanie Sy-Quia on Granta.com
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Best Book of 1992: The English Patient
‘I had been in England, a semi-foreign country, for a few months, and when I was asked where I was from, I had no easy answer.’