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  • Location: London

In Memory of Us

In Memory of Us

Why a Booktrail?

1950s, 1960s: An insight into life as a Black Briton after the Windrush generation.

  • ISBN: 978-1398504257
  • Genre: Fiction, Inspired by true events

What you need to know before your trail

Joined at birth, then pulled apart, Selina and Zora’s relationship is marked by a pattern of closeness and separation. Growing up in 50s’ and 60s’ London under the shadow of Enoch Powell, they are instinctively dependent on each other, and yet Zora yearns for her own identity. But in the eyes of the people around them, the twins are interchangeable.

They come as a pair.
They are Selzora.

Now in her seventies and living with the early stages of dementia, Selina is tracing shards of memory. She is intent on untangling the traumatic events of the past that changed the twins’ lives. Perhaps Lydia, who has reintroduced herself to Selina with sharp, cool charisma, will help her find answers. But even as Selina struggles to make sense of her memories, it’s all too clear that Lydia is hiding something.

Travel Guide


The city is a backdrop to the story being told. London is the city where it all takes place but it never is at the forefront of the story.

In Memory of Us is a profound evocation of memory, and the strategies employed for illusion and survival in the wake of racism. It offers an often-overlooked insight into life as a Black Briton after the Windrush generation.

Booktrail Boarding Pass: In Memory of Us

Destination:  London  Author/Guide: Jacqueline Roy Departure Time: 1950s, 1960s

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