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Fiction

Review Vernon Subutex 3, Virginie Despentes

First novel Baise-moi (Fuck Me) by Virginie Despentes was an overnight sensation in France, selling 50,000 copies for éditions Florent Massot in 1994 before being picked up by éditions Grasset and J’ai Lu. Today sales […]

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Reading Lists

Book Blasts Top 10 Black Classics for Independent Minds

BookBlast’s Top 10 Black Classics are not only for independent discerning minds but also the curious, general reader: prejudice is a result of ignorance. The prolific outpouring of support in the press, book trade newsletters […]

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Fiction

Review The Nowhere Man, Kamala Markandaya

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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Fiction

Review The Book of Birmingham (ed) Kavita Bhanot

The Book of Birmingham is the latest title to be published by Comma Press in their ‘cities in short fiction series’ which serves as an excellent introduction to some superb contemporary writers. The ultimate in […]

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Fiction

Review Vernon Subutex 2, Virginie Despentes

First novel Baise-moi (Fuck Me) by Virginie Despentes was an overnight sensation in France, selling 50,000 copies for éditions Florent Massot in 1994 before being picked up by éditions Grasset and J’ai Lu. Today sales […]

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Fiction

Review Virginie Despentes, Vernon Subutex 1

First novel Baise-moi (Fuck Me) by Virginie Despentes was an overnight sensation in France, selling 50,000 copies for éditions Florent Massot in 1994 before being picked up by éditions Grasset and J’ai Lu. Today sales […]

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Fiction

Review Protest! Stories of Resistance (ed.) Ra Page

Protest! Stories of Resistance is a superb anthology edited by Ra Page, CEO and Founder of Comma Press. He has edited over twenty anthologies.  “Our own, personal experience of the event – as it unfolded […]

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Interview

Interview Lawrence Scott, author

Lawrence Scott is a prize-winning Caribbean novelist and short-story writer from Trinidad & Tobago. read our review of his novel, Witchbroom, HERE. It is considered to be a classic of Caribbean literature.  Where were you […]

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Interview

Interview Polly Pattullo, Papillote Press

Papillote Press is based in Dominica and publishes fiction and non-fiction, including children’s books, reflecting the island’s rich culture and literary heritage. Are (were) your parents great readers? Tell us a bit about yourself. We […]