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Fiction
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Reading Lists
Copyright Maurizio Quarello from Rosa’s Bus by Fabrizio Silei Darf Publishers, London
Children's & Young Adult
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Reading Lists

Book Blasts Top 5 Reads from independent publisher Inkandescent

East London-based independent publisher Inkandescent “was ‘founded by outsiders for outsiders’ to celebrate original and diverse talent and to publish voices and stories the mainstream neglects – specifically those of the working class and financially […]

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Fiction

Review Men Don’t Cry, Faïza Guène

Faïza Guène’s Men Don’t Cry (Un homme, ça ne pleure pas) is imbued with her hallmark humour and heightened sensitivity, deftly rendered into English by Sarah Ardizzone. Mourad’s family is struggling with exile and integration. […]

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Interview

Interview Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Cassava Republic Press

Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, tell us a bit about your childhood and where you grew up.   It was a very privileged upbringing in the sense of growing up with a mother whose protective love and unquestioning […]

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Fiction

Review The King’s Fool, Mahi Binebine

Throughout history, the king’s fool has had a distinct, privileged and vital role to play at royal courts. Mahi Binebine’s fool is contemporary, even though the story reads as though it happened in a distant […]

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Fiction

Review Rosy & John & the Paris Crime Files, Pierre Lemaitre

Pierre Lemaitre, acknowledged master of #FrenchNoir, is the Prix Goncourt-winning French novelist and screenwriter behind the Paris Crime Files a.k.a. Verhœven series. He is brought to English-language readers by the publisher behind Stieg Larsson, Henning […]

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Non Fiction

Review Chauvo-Feminism: On Sex, Power & #MeToo, Sam Mills

Chauvo-Feminism: On Sex, Power and #MeToo by author and publisher, Sam Mills. It is an erudite, pithy assessment of the chauvo-feminist man based on personal lived experience and testimonies from women and men. Journalist, writer […]

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Fiction

Review In the Company of Men, The Ebola Tales, Véronqiue Tadjo

In the Company of Men – The Ebola Tales by Véronqiue Tadjo is a beautifully written and translated, stark collection of concise narratives about the Ebola epidemic of 2014. A short but unforgettable novel, it […]