Here are our top 5 choices of books to get stuck into this week!
A Song Below Water
Bethany C. Morrow’s A Song Below Water is a captivating modern fantasy about black mermaids, friendship, and self-discovery set against the challenges of today’s racism and sexism. A must-read for lovers of fantasy and contemporary stories alike.
This Is My America
Author: Kim Johnso
this novel that explores racism in the American justice system, seventeen-year-old Tracy’s dad is an innocent Black man on death row and her brother, a promising track star, is accused of killing a white girl. She attempts to save both of them while their Texas town’s racist history bets against her.
Author: Yaa Gyasi
“The night Effia Otcha was born into the musky heat of Fanteland, a fire raged through her father’s compound. It moved quickly, tearing a path for days. It lived off the air; it slept in caves and hid in trees; it burned, up and through, unconcerned with what wreckage it left behind, until it reached an Asante village. There, it disappeared, becoming one with the night.“
Homegoing is a searing and profound debut from a masterly new writer.
Out of Love
Author: Hazel Hayes
“Out of Love is a bittersweet romance told in reverse. Beginning at the end of a relationship, each chapter takes us further back in time, weaving together an already unraveled tapestry, from a tragic break-up to a magical first kiss. In this dazzling debut, Hazel Hayes performs a post-mortem on love, tenderly but unapologetically exploring every angle, from the heights of joy to the depths of grief, and all the madness and mundanity in between. This is a modern story with the heart of a classic: truthful, tragic and ultimately full of hope.”
A novel for anyone who has loved and lost, and lived to tell the tale.
Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction
Author: Arundhati Roy
Arundhati Roy, the writer tells the story unapologetically. If you read her “The God of Small Things” and “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” you would know how impactful her writing is in every sense.
Arundhati Roy’s ‘Azadi’ is published by Penguin. ‘Azadi’ is Urdu for Freedom. This is not a book like which we often read about history as it’s taking place. This one is a collection of Arundhati’s essays and speeches that she has written and spoken recently. It also includes a speech that was scheduled to be delivered in February 2020at Cambridge University.
‘Azadi ‘is giving the commentary of Arundhati’s on world events. The book is mostly focused on India’s state and Kashmir and the ongoing establishment of authorization and the fascist regime under its current government.