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    Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

    After a string of lighter reads, I was wary about reading something with such a heavy premise (because – you know – the world), but I’m so glad I did, because this novel in verse is one of my favourite…

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    The Blessed Girl by Angela Makholwa

    So, I bought this book because of the cover. Because how could you not? I’ve said before how much I love illustrated covers, and I immediately noticed this one on display in Waterstones a few months ago. The Blessed Girl,…

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    The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

    Hello, old (and new) friends! It’s been a while… These are wild times. I can’t really articulate the feelings I’ve been having over the course of this lockdown period, so I won’t try to. But, I’m incredibly fortunate to be…

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    ‘New Daughters of Africa’ Spotlight: Diana Ferrus

    Throughout Black History Month and beyond, I’ll be posting about the contributors to the New Daughters of Africa anthology, edited by Margaret Busby. This amazing book was released earlier this year, and is a collection of over 200 female authors…

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    If Beale Street Could Talk

    After watching this year’s film adaptation of James Baldwin’s  If Beale Street Could Talk , I knew I had to get hold of the book. I’m completely new to Baldwin’s works, so had no clue what I was in for…