Eleven years after his debut novel, Molasses, and three years after winning the RBC Taylor Prize as one of Canada’s top Emerging Authors for nonfiction, Antonio Michael Downing‘s new book just came out.
It’s a memoir called Saga Boy, My Life of Blackness and Becoming, and it’s the story of searching for identity, something this Canadian author has been exploring for a long time.
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