Saga Boy: My Life of Blackness and Becoming

Saga Boy: My Life of Blackness and Becoming

An enthralling, deeply personal examination of the search for a home and the long-lasting effects of immigrant cultural dislocation. Antonio Michael Downing's memoir of creativity and transformation is a startling mash-up of memories and mythology, told in gripping, lyrical prose. Raised by his indomitable grandmother in a hot, verdant Trinidad, Downing at age 11 is uproote An enthralling, deeply personal examination of the search for a home and the long-lasting effects of immigrant c...

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Title:Saga Boy: My Life of Blackness and Becoming
Author:Antonio Michael Downing
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Genres:Cultural
ISBN:Saga Boy
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Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:344 pages pages

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  • Crystal
    Feb 06, 2021
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    Jan 23, 2021
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  • Cheriee Weichel
    Jan 10, 2021
    Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. This crossover YA/Adult title will be released January 19, 2021, by Penguin Random House Canada. "The Queen designed my brain." is the first sentence in this four part memoir. It is a critical statement ...
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    Feb 10, 2021
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  • Erika
    Jan 30, 2021
    A beautifully written memoir about growing up in Trinidad, the immigrant experience in Canada, and feeling a sense of belonging. It was great on audiobook too, as the author was constantly singing throughout, and has an amazing voice. 4.5 stars. ...
  • Tina
    Nov 25, 2020
    SAGA BOY: My Life of Blackness and Becoming by Antonio Michael Downing is a moving memoir that really drew me into his life story. Antonio shared deeply personal experiences from his early childhood in Trinidad to moving to Canada with such honesty that was so engaging for me as a read...
  • Kelly
    Jan 26, 2021
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  • John
    Jan 27, 2021
    Fast, lush read. This is the story of a boy growing into a man, and the different masks he wears. What I found fascinating about it, because I know Mike and lived with him for a year in university (so he's Mike to me!) is that all of these masks are so transparently him. There&apo...
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    Jan 24, 2021
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  • Sonia
    Feb 04, 2020
    WOW. An incredible story, a personal saga, a touching ode to what shapes our identities, where we call home, and what makes a family. Such an impactful read that practically vibrates with the restorative, grounding, and protective properties of stories, art, and language. A beautiful, ...
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    Feb 12, 2021
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    Feb 10, 2021
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    Feb 16, 2021
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  • Enid Wray
    Jan 31, 2021
    A gut wrenching, heartbreaking tale of a boy?s journey to manhood? across time and space. I did find that it took me a little bit to get going with this one. I found it slow to read - for whatever reason - for the first section. The story - the writing - the telling - really see...
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    Feb 15, 2021
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    Feb 03, 2021
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    Jan 24, 2021
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    Feb 10, 2021
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    Feb 18, 2021
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  • Erin Nigh
    Jan 27, 2021
    A beautifully-told story about finding home, a place to belong. When he moved to Canada with his brother, they lived in northern Ontario and ended up in Sioux Lookout, a small town where my mom lived as a child, so to hear more about it from his perspective was really interesting, and ...
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    Feb 10, 2021
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    Feb 07, 2021
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    Feb 11, 2021
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    Feb 16, 2021
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    Feb 10, 2021
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    Feb 06, 2021
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    Feb 18, 2021
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  • 2TReads
    Jan 13, 2021
    This was a memoir of love, loss, pain, forgiveness, self-actualization, and self-acceptance. Downing shared all his vulnerabilities, missteps, and ultimate triumph. -All I wanted was a home. For the ground to stop shifting beneath my feet. For something, anything, to stay the same l...