Books: INDIGO by Catherine McKinley

Title: Indigo:  In search of the colour that seduced the world Author: Catherine McKinley Published: 2011 Genre: Memoir Catherine McKinley writes of her Scottish heritage, and the use of the colour indigo in the tartans of her people. She deftly links it to her African heritage and the indigo in fabrics that she’d seen, namely…

Books: RED INK by Angela Makholwa

Title: Red Ink Author: Angela Makholwa Published: 2007 Genre: Fiction In a word: gripping. I love watching the TV show Criminal Minds, and reading Red Ink was like watching an extended show of it. Angela Makholwa writes boldly about the violence that is at the centre of her crime novel. She’s descriptive and does not…

Books: THE WIFE by Meg Wolitzer

Title: The Wife Author: Meg Wolitzer Published: 2003 Genre: Fiction The Wife opens with Joan Castleman making the decision to leave her husband, Joe while en route to Helsinki where he is to be honoured with the Helsinki Prize, a literary award which is the culmination of what he has worked for all his life. Meg…