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Men Don’t Cry Faïza Guène Review

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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Bibi Bakare-Yusuf Cassava Republic Press Interview

Book Blast interviews Bibi Bakare-Yusuf founder of 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 […]

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A Long Way From Douala Max Lobe Review

A Long Way From Douala by Max Lobe is an entertaining, edgy read about serious subjects, including violence, terrorism, homosexuality and migration. Only yesterday, yet another story about small boats carrying migrants crossing the English […]

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Monkey King Journey to the West Wu Cheng’en Review

Monkey King: Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en, in a new translation by Julia Lovell, is an acknowledged classic not only for children but adults too. The new Penguin Classics clothbound hardback edition is […]

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Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds XV Book Blast Presents

  BookBlast’s Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds to end the year offers a smorgasbord of brain food, bringing you a medley of writing and ideas by way of France, Germany, Mexico, Romania and true-grit […]