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The Reading List, Week 5 2018

Our weekly rundown of the week's best books by black writers.

Our weekly rundown of the week’s best books by black writers.

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Introducing... Buchi Emecheta

The third edition of our regular series of articles introducing the life and work of a great black writer.

The third edition of our regular series of articles introducing the life and work of a great black writer.

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The Five Minute Book Review: Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch

Each week we give you a quick intro into the week's most talked about book.

Each week we give you a quick intro into the week’s most talked about book.

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CELEBRATION!

From the Editor: On the importance of celebrating each other

Celebration! In a week that saw the 21st anniversary of Courttia Newland’s The Scholar and the nomination of Daniel Kaluuya for Best Actor at the Oscar’s, we have every reason to be excited about Black British storytelling. Reflecting on these accomplishments this week made me think about the importance of representation, both in the identity of […]

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The Reading List, Week 4, 2018

The second instalment of our weekly rundown of the week's best books by black writers.

As we mentioned last week, every week, we will be reviewing books that you need to add to your TBR list. Here are this week’s recommendations: Wild is the Wind by Carl Phillips In his book, Wild Is the Wind, the author, Carl Phillips portrays love as once restless, reckless, but still desired because of […]

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Introducing... Courttia Newland

The second edition of our regular series of articles introducing the life and work of a great black writer.

“Although I had been writing for many years as a ‘hobby’, I only turned to serious writing when I was 21. I had tried various avenues for making money and none of them had worked. I really wanted to build a music studio, so I decided to write a book and sell it, and then […]

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The Five Minute Book Review: Wild is the Wind by Carl Phillips

Each week we give you a quick intro into the week's most talked about book.

– Both things, I think. But less the hesitation of many hands Touching the stunned dethronement of the master’s body, than Their way of touching it again; again. Each time, more surely. – A poem entitled Courtship from Wild is the Wind by Carl Phillips   So, what’s this one about? Wild is the Wind is a […]

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New Year, New Chapter

- FROM THE EDITOR -

New Year, New Chapter ‘Read more books’ is likely to be on quite a few new year’s resolution lists. It is a noble endeavour and one I very much support, but I can understand the difficulty that necessitates making it a resolution. Before you begin reading, it’s hard to tell that the 4.35 hours that […]

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The Reading List: Week 3, 2018

The first instalment of our weekly rundown of the week's best books by black writers.

New Year, New Books! So many books are release every week and we do not want you to miss out on the gems. Every week, we will be collating the books that you need to add to your TBR list. These are must haves for all our readers. Enjoy! Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems by […]

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Introducing... Octavia Butler

The first in our regular series of articles introducing the life and work of a great black writer.

"Who am I? I am a forty-seven-year-old writer who can remember being a ten-year-old writer and who expects someday to be an eighty-year-old writer. I am also comfortably asocial—a hermit.... A pessimist if I'm not careful, a feminist, a Black, a former Baptist, an oil-and-water combination of ambition, laziness, insecurity, certainty, and drive." - Octavia [...]

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