My name is Maame

£9.99

Meet Maddie. To her mostly-absent mum, she’s Maame, the woman of the family. To her dad, she’s his carer – even if he hardly recognises her. To her friends, she’s the one who still lives at home, who never puts herself first. It’s time to become the woman she wants to be. The kind who wears a bright yellow suit, says yes to after-work drinks and flirts with a thirty-something banker. Who doesn’t have to Google all her life choices. Who demands a seat at the table. But to put ourselves together, sometimes we have to fall apart.

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.
Hilarious, honest and heartbreaking, MY NAME IS MAAME is the most moving debut – and a heroine you’ll never forget.

*Read with Jenna Today Book Club Pick*
*Apple Book of the Month*
*A 2023 Debut of the Year as chosen by:

SUNDAY TIMES, STYLIST, VOGUE, RED MAGAZINE, INDEPENDENT, BELFAST TELEGRAPH, HUFFINGTON POST UK, POP SUGAR, HARPERS BAZAAR, MY WEEKLY, EVENING STANDARD, COSMOPOLITAN, BUSTLE*
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‘Lively, funny, poignant . . . Prepare to fall in love with Maddie. I did!’
BONNIE GARMUS, Sunday Times bestselling author of Lessons in Chemistry

‘Utterly charming and deeply moving . . . Maddie’s journey will resonate with anyone who’s had to grow up – or who’s still trying to’
CELESTE NG, New York Times bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere

‘I loved every page of this beautiful, heartwarming, empowering book. An exceptional debut from an incredibly exciting new talent’
BETH O’LEARY, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Flatshare

One of the must-reads of the year’ SUNDAY TIMES
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Maame (ma-meh) has many meanings in Twi, but in my case, it means woman.

What to say on a first date?
Back pain in your mid-20s normal?
Is it bad to cry at work?
% of young people who are also carers?

Meet Maddie Wright.
She wants to wear a bright yellow suit.
She wants to date men who her mother wouldn’t like.
She wants to stand up to her boss – once and for all.
She wants to know why her father can’t tell her he loves her.
She wants to stop Googling every life choice she makes.

But will the world let her?
This is a story of heartbreak, friendship, and breaking the rules – it’s a book that will leave you feeling braver than you were when you started.

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EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT MY NAME IS MAAME:
‘Tender and compelling from the word go, Maame is one of the year’s most anticipated books’ STYLIST
‘A poignant and heart-warming coming of age story’ RED
‘George’s novel is a deeply moving one, packed with heart and sparkling prose’ HARPER’S BAZAAR
‘Moving, funny, poignant and completely unforgettable, you’ll love this beautiful coming of age tale’ MY WEEKLY
‘Funny, resonating and uplifting, Maame is going to be big in 2023’ EVENING STANDARD
An accomplished debut from a talented writer’ PRIMA

*Previously published as Maame*

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Weight 0.28 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 2.8 cm
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