Written in 1953 but never published in Britain, Maud Martha is a poetic collage of happenings that forms an extraordinary portrait of an ordinary life: one lived with wisdom, humour, protest, rage, dignity and joy. Faber is honoured to be publishing the trailblazing Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks’s only novel for the first time in Britain, newly introduced by Margo Jefferson, and celebrated by Raven Leilani, Tayari Jones, Eileen Myles and Claudia Rankine.
Read a sublime extract from the novel itself here, accompanied by a brief discussion of the text below.
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