Who They Was is an autobiographical novel that follows a young man named Gabriel, or Snoopz to his friends, as he enters the brutal world of gang life and crime. Gabriel is of Polish descent and grew up in South Kilburn. For him and the young men around him, drugs, guns, violence, stabbings and robberies…
Can you believe that we are already two-thirds of the way through 2020?! This year has given us some incredible books, for which I am thankful. Still, several books are coming out in the next few months that I can’t wait to get my hands on.
Today is my stop on the Eight Pieces of Silva blog tour and I’m so excited to share my review of this incredible new novel. Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence is a contemporary Young Adult mystery novel that follows a queer, black British teenager looking for her missing stepsister.
When the UK’s national lockdown was first announced, I felt frustrated and annoyed even though I understood why it needed to happen. At the time, I was looking for my next role and then my job search came to a sudden halt. I wondered (read: panicked) about how the pandemic would affect my finances. My…
The Boy with Two Hearts is a memoir by Hamed Amiri that follows a family of five from Herat, Afghanistan. In 2000, Fariba Amiri publicly spoke out against the Taliban and in favour of women’s rights. Within days, the Taliban responded by ordering her execution.
I never thought I’d read a book about motherhood in 2020. When Candice Brathwaite’s debut book I Am Not Your Baby Mother was published, I knew I needed it to read it. This Sunday Times Bestseller is an honest and insightful discussion about life as a black mother today.
Minna Salami is a Nigerian, Finnish and Swedish writer, lecturer and the founder of the award-winning blog MsAfropolitan. Her debut essay collection, Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone, challenges the Eurocentric, patriarchal ways of thinking that have had a chokehold on our world for centuries.
A Phoenix First Must Burn is a Young Adult speculative fiction anthology of short stories written by black women and gender-nonconforming writers. It is edited by Patrice Caldwell and features “sixteen tales that explore the Black experience through fantasy, science fiction and magic, coming together in one spellbinding narrative of bravery, beauty and hope.”