Posts Tagged ‘Immigration’

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

 Shortlisted for the 2013 Booker Prize Five words from the blurb: shanty, dream, challenges, America, new We Need New Names begins in Zimbabwe where 10-year-old Darling is living in a shanty town. She manages to stave off her hunger pangs by stealing guavas from the homes of rich, white people. Things look as though they might improve with the […]

Sweetness in the Belly – Camilla Gibb

 Finalist for the 2005 Giller Prize I hadn’t heard of this book, but during a discussion on Canadian literature Claire recommended it and kindly lent me her copy.  I’m so pleased that she brought it to my attention as it was a fantastic read. Sweetness in the Belly is set in Ethiopia, Morocco and England. The main […]

Brixton Beach – Roma Tearne

Brixton Beach is a difficult book to rate. It has a fantastic opening chapter and a powerful, poignant ending, but unfortunately the rest of the book is a bit forgettable. The book opens with an emotionally charged glimpse at the London tube bombings of 2005 in which 56 people were killed. I wasn’t surprised to see […]