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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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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 […]

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Choix Goncourt UK Launch Spotlight

The arrival of the Choix Goncourt in the UK was announced by Marina Warner, President of the Royal Society of Literature: “When the date of this event was set, nobody knew that a crucial election […]

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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 […]