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Amari and the Night Brothers – B.B. Alston

Blurb:Quinton Peters was the golden boy of the Rosewood low-income housing projects, receiving full scholarship offers to two different Ivy League schools. When he mysteriously goes missing, his little sister, 13-year-old Amari Peters, can’t understand why it’s not a bigger deal. Why isn’t his story all over the news? And why do the police automatically… Continue reading Amari and the Night Brothers – B.B. Alston

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The Dilemma of a Ghost and Anowa – Ama Ata Aidoo

Blurb:These two witty and perceptive social dramas are sympathetic and honest explorations of the conflicts between the individualism of westernised culture and the social traditions of Africa. Both plays have been performed throughout the world. My Thoughts:It has been a really long time since I read a play so it took me a while to… Continue reading The Dilemma of a Ghost and Anowa – Ama Ata Aidoo

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Food Wars Vol 1 – Yuto Tsukuda

Blurb:Soma Yukihira's old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town. Aiming to one day surpass his father's culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school! Can Soma really… Continue reading Food Wars Vol 1 – Yuto Tsukuda

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Binti: Home 2 – Nnedi Okorafor

Blurb:It’s been a year since Binti and Okwu enrolled at Oomza University. A year since Binti was declared a hero for uniting two warring planets. A year since she abandoned her family in the dawn of a new day.And now she must return home to her people, with her friend Okwu by her side, to… Continue reading Binti: Home 2 – Nnedi Okorafor

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The Black Flamingo – Dean Atta

Trigger warnings for colourism, racism and homophobia. Blurb:A boy comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen - then at university he finds his wings as a drag artist, The Black Flamingo. A bold story about the power of embracing your uniqueness. Sometimes, we need to take charge, to stand up wearing… Continue reading The Black Flamingo – Dean Atta

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Binti – Nnedi Okorafor

Blurb:Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not… Continue reading Binti – Nnedi Okorafor

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The Girl in the Walls – A.J. Gnuse – ARC – #GirlintheWalls #NetGalley

Trigger Warning for parental death, violence. Blurb:She doesn’t exist. She can’t exist. ‘A uniquely gothic tale about grief, belonging and hiding in plain sight’ Jess Kidd, author of Things in Jars ’Those who live in the walls must adjust, must twist themselves around in their home,stretching themselves until they’re as thin as air. Not everyone can… Continue reading The Girl in the Walls – A.J. Gnuse – ARC – #GirlintheWalls #NetGalley

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The Secret History – Donna Tartt

Trigger warning for homophobic remarks. Blurb:Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their… Continue reading The Secret History – Donna Tartt

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Transcendent Kingdom – Yaa Gyasi

Trigger Warning for racism. Blurb:Gifty is a fifth-year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after a knee injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Her suicidal… Continue reading Transcendent Kingdom – Yaa Gyasi

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Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan

Blurb:When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn't know is that Nick's family home happens to look like a palace, that she'll… Continue reading Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan