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Boy, Snow, Bird – Helen Oyeyemi

This is Snow White re-imagined through race in 1950s America. Objects come alive, reflections disappear…

Signs Preceding the End of the World – Yuri Herrera

I read this book a while ago but as I hold it in my hands right now, I know I need to read it again…

Green Grass, Running Water – Thomas King

During my final year of University, most reading took a back seat, until I came across ‘Green Grass, Running Water’, which quickly became an obsession…

Abeng – Michelle Cliff

I came across Abeng in a search for books about Jamaica, written by Jamaicans…

Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur

If there is one collection of poems you should have on your book shelf, it’s Milk and Honey. A story of survival, loss, abuse, as much as a story of love, beauty, and being a woman of colour…

The Long Song – Andrea Levy

“How could she be proud of her Jamaican roots, when her ancestors had all been slaves?” Struck by this question, Levy wrote this novel…

A House for Mr. Biswas – V.S. Naipaul

If I had to choose a book that really left an impression on me, it would be V.S. Naipaul’s A House for Mr. Biswas…

A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara

It might be the best book I’ve ever read and I cannot recommend it strongly enough…

Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri

This is the book where I found my love of short stories…

Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Why did people ask ‘What is it about?’ as if a novel had to be about only one thing?”…

Aura – Carlos Fuentes

Your watch will have no use, that pointless object which measures a time in sync with human vanity….