‘I loved every word’ – Malorie Blackman
‘Atta’s bold verse novel calls to its readers to find their own blazing, performative inner truth’ – Guardian
WINNER OF THE STONEWALL BOOK AWARD
A boy comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen – then at university he finds his wings as a drag artist, The Black Flamingo. A bold story about the power of embracing your uniqueness. Sometimes, we need to take charge, to stand up wearing pink feathers – to show ourselves to the world in bold colour.
‘I masquerade in makeup and feathers and I am applauded.’
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG READER AWARDS 2019