Small Bodies of Water – Signed Copy

Nina Mingya Powles

ISBN: 9781838852153S


Signed hardback copy of Small Bodies of Water by Nina Mingya Powles.

First Edition, First Printing.

Hand signed by Nina Mingya Powles to the title page.


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Home is many people and places and languages, some separated by oceans.

Nina Mingya Powles first learned to swim in Borneo – where her mother was born and her grandfather studied freshwater fish. There, the local swimming pool became her first body of water. Through her life there have been others that have meant different things, but have still been, in their own way, home: from the wild coastline of New Zealand to a pond in northwest London.

This collection of essays explores the bodies of water that separate and connect us, as well as everything from migration, food, family, earthquakes and the ancient lunisolar calendar to butterflies. In lyrical, powerful prose, Small Bodies of Water weaves together personal memories, dreams and nature writing. It reflects on a girlhood spent growing up between two cultures, and explores what it means to belong.

Further Information

Format Hardback
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Published 05/08/2021
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