The Mother Wound

2022 - Shortlisted

Shortlisted

Judges' Comments 

A harrowing memoir with the brutal deaths of the author’s mother and grandmother at its heart, The Mother Wound is a book of great substance.  

Amani Haydar has an important story to tell about masculinity and coercive control, about intergenerational violence and trauma, and she tells it with great courage and restraint.