Parallel Life, A
Award-winning playwright, author and critic Bonnie Greer opens her heart and her history in this beautiful, emotive and honest biography. From her early years in segregated, racist Chicago to the months in New York City that would lead to her first steps on British soil, Bonnie’s story is not only compelling and eye-opening, but an exquisite testament to one woman’s strength, determination and pride.
'In her book, Bonnie is open and honest about her upbringing, her sexual encounters, her struggle with an identity that was constantly quashed and a self-belief that was forever being challenged. She unveils secrets, personal angst and a hugely heroic battle to change what she was "supposed to be" to become what she wanted to be' Huffington Post
'Her narrative carries the reader along with its musicality and often jazzy sentences. We can hear Greer speaking and slip into her rhythms. Music, history, culture, politics, travel, she takes us on quite a journey. In 1967 she was honoured with the accolade, Best Conversationalist, in her high school graduating year. It's easy to see why' Independent
'It is the story of a journey deliberately and bravely taken against all expectations' Joy Lodico, Independent
'A lyrical, mannered memoir … Greer’s mellifluous work should introduce her to new readers' Kirkus Reviews