Jun 5, 2020
Anna and Amanda discuss the Jhalak Prize winner, Afropean by Johny Pitts.
Our recommendations for anti-racist books:
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Edo-Lodge
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko (ep 85).
Our book of the week is The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak, Booker-shortlisted author of 10 Minutes, 38 Seconds in This Strange World (ep 87). This explores Turkish history through rebellious Asya and her family. Layered with textures, food and strong women, we loved this novel.
Coming up: our Pride Month recommendations.
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