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Fiction

Wilder Winds Bel Olid Review

The daughter of immigrants, Bel Olid is a prizewinning writer, translator and teacher of literature and creative writing. The President of the European Council of Associations of Literary Translators, and President of the Association of […]

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Fiction

The Nowhere Man Kamala Markandaya Review

BookBlast reviews Kamala Markandaya’s novel The Nowhere Man about the everyday racism experienced by immigrants on a South London street. A post-colonial classic, it is as relevant today as when it was first published. A […]

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Non Fiction

A Country to Call Home (ed) Lucy Popescu Review

BookBlast reviews A Country to Call Home edited by Lucy Popescu, focusing on the fate of refugee children and young adults. The anthology features writing by Michael Morpurgo, Eoin Colfer, Kit de Waal and Simon […]

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BookBlast® Podcast

Extinction Rebellion Climate Activist Dom Goetz Podcast

Extinction Rebellion is the focus of this BookBlast Podcast. Climate activist Dom Goetz gives a succinct fifteen-minute summary outlining what faces us all if emergency action is not taken NOW. Sign up at rebellion earth and […]

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4Translation

The Sponge Divers Yachar Kemal 4Translation

Yachar Kemal worked as a journalist for Cumhuriyet from 1951-63 before turning to fiction which he wrote under a pseudonym, (real name Kemal Sadık Gökçeli). As Turkey’s most prominent novelist, his books have been published […]

On the Road with Illegal Immigrants, Fabrizio Gatti bookblast review
4Translation

Fabrizio Gatti On the Road with Illegal Immigrants 4Translation

Although not a recent release, Bilal: On the Road with Illegal Immigrants remains as timely today as when it was first published. In 2011 I was commissioned to report on a Bilal: Sur la route […]