Custom Search 1

Top train reads

THE NATURE OF FLAMES BY AZEEM KHAN

THIS novella looks at the life of a young man living in London, who is affected by bi-polar disorder.

Omar is a failed Asian film director who is in the midst of a severe “episode” of depression, after throwing away his medication.

He embarks on a psychotic odyssey to bring his Moroccan wife back to the UK, although her visa has been denied by the Home Office.

A series of unfortunate events lead to Omar losing all his money and sleeping rough in a forest – but he is still intent on bringing home his bride.

Out now on Chipmunka Publishing

.......................................................................................................................................................................

NEGROPEDIA BY PATRICE EVANS

DO you have questions about the black race?

Maybe you would like to know if you can guilt trip a white person about slavery or if you should sleep with a racist.

Well all of this and more is answered in Negropedia; an unusual compendium of information about black people and things associated with the black community, from sport to chicken shops.

Out now on Three Rivers Press

.......................................................................................................................................................................

PLAYGROUND BY 50 CENT

50 CENT, also known as Curtis Jackson, is seen as many things.

Rapper, actor, businessman and film producer are just a few of his credits, but now he’s turned his attentions to penning a semi-autobiographical book about being a teenage bully.

Exploring the story of how a child becomes a bully, the book endeavours to answer the question: can we move on from our childhood traumas?

Out now on Quercus Books

.......................................................................................................................................................................

A STORY I AM IN BY JAMES BERRY

A COLLECTION of poetry by the renowned Jamaican poet, A Story I Am In brings together 40 years of poetry that examines Caribbean history from the European slave trade in Jamaica to the post-war emigration wave to Britain.

Giving a voice to the lives surrounding him, Berry’s poetry explores a range of topics through works such as Migrant In London, White Child Meets Black Man and Dialogue Between Two Large Village Women.

Out now on Bloodaxe Books

.......................................................................................................................................................................

THE PINK HOUSE AT APPLETON BY JONATHAN BRAHAM

COVERING a year in the life of a black middle class family in Jamaica at the Appleton Sugar Estate, this novel delves into a time when the island was still a colony, mixed race relationships were taboo and the political scene was quickly changing.

Proud and ambitious Harold Brookes seeks to bring his children up with the right values. But his relationship with Ann – the white wife of the English assistant manager of the estate – and the ramifications of a previous secret liaison with another woman, bring about the destruction of both families.

Out now on Troubador Publishing

Facebook Comments