Review: Hold by Michael Donkor


This book is officially my best book of 2018. So far. It manages to explore experiences that are completely unknown to me alongside others that are familiar.

Primarily it is a book about relationships. Different types of friendship, relationships of obligation, romantic relationships, family relationships. It looks at how lines can blur, how secrets and shame impact on relationships, and how new opportunities can change our place in our own world.

I found it utterly fascinating, and I loved the complexity of the characters, particularly Belinda, the central character. I found her relationships as a house girl and the insight into Ghanaian culture so interesting and loved that those issues were combined with the aspects of life we would expect in a book about young women.

This book came to me through Net Galley, and will be published in July 2018.

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