Extract: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
23 July 2021
Teeming with energy, humour and heart, a love song to black Britain told by twelve very different people.   Chapter One Amma   “Amma is walking along the promenade of the waterway that bisects her city, a few early morning barges cruise slowly by to her left is the nautical- themed footbridge with its deck- like walkway and...
Extract: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
23 July 2021
A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel. Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty, and for its monumental portrait of the forces that shape families and nations, Homegoing heralds the...
Extract: Rising Tide by Sam Lloyd
13 July 2021
The new pulse-pounding thriller from the bestselling author of The Memory Wood.   1 “The news doesn’t strike cleanly, like a guillotine’s blade. There’s no quick severing. Nothing so merciful. This news is a slovenly traveller, dragging its feet, gradually revealing its horrors. And it announces itself first with...
Uittreksel: Die Seepunt-insident deur Gerhard Greyvensteyn
08 July 2021
(1) ’n Vrou lê op haar bed in ’n woonstel in Seepunt met ’n sigaret, haar foon in haar een hand. Dis 03:00 op Saterdagoggend, 1 Januarie. Sy is moeg, maar kan nie slaap nie. Sy kyk na ’n foto op Twitter. ’n Teerpad met die oseaan op regterhand en rotse links. ’n Betonmuur tussen die see en die pad. Dis...
Extract: Wild Imperfections compiled and edited by Natalia Molebatsi
08 July 2021
An anthology of womanist poems for the times.   DIANA FERRUS (South Africa) This Song of Freedom this song of freedom fades, sounds futile when a lone gunman loaded with hatred expels from his chest unfounded fear onto people who have never hated him never demanded from him anything but their dignity...


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