The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Brit Bennett’s book, The Vanishing Half, is an exploration of family relations, of the flawed notions of colourism and their insidious and long-lasting effects on the human psyche, and of two sisters’ determination to carve out their lives in spectacularly different ways from their small farm town, Mallard. The book is above all, a story…

She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore

Title: She Would Be King Author: Wayétu Moore Published: 2018 Genre: Historical fiction & magic realism   In She Would Be King, Wayétu Moore reimagines the beginnings of Liberia, the West-African country founded by freed African-Americans and slaves from other countries. Fusing magic realism and historical fiction to tell the history of a country founded…

Educated by Tara Westover

Title: Educated Author: Tara Westover Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 2018 Genre: Memoir In Educated, Tara Westover recounts her childhood about growing up as the youngest of seven children in a Mormon survivalist family. Not only was their life lived along the strictures of a belief that espoused very conservative religious views, but their father…