By Jael Richardson Recommend? yes! Buy or borrow? buy! “‘Mainland Guard Kept Out: Gutter Descends in Chaos,’ the papers read, as though no one cares about how the chaos really began or the prospect of stopping it by giving Gutter folks what we want and deserve: freedom instead of scars at birth.” Jael Richardson – … Continue reading Gutter Child
By Zalika Reid-Benta Recommend? yes! Buy or borrow? buy! “Last time she visited the neighbourhood, boys spotted a patch of pink lace and followed her for a block and a half. The attention was a twisted phenomenon. “ Zalika Reid-Benta – Frying Plantain Synopsis (Goodreads) Kara Davis is a girl caught in the middle — of … Continue reading Frying Plantain
By Genevieve Graham Recommend? yes! Buy or borrow? buy! “I wanted you to know that you weren’t alone all that time. There were so many others.” Genevieve Graham – The Forgotten Home Child Synopsis (Goodreads) 2018 At ninety-seven years old, Winnifred Ellis knows she doesn’t have much time left, and it is almost a relief … Continue reading The Forgotten Home Child
By Brooke Lea Foster Recommend? yes! Buy or borrow? either or! “Look, not having a father, not having the kind of family you wanted, is one thing that happened to you. You shouldn’t let it define you that way. I never did.” Brooke Lea Foster – Summer Darlings Synopsis (Goodreads) In 1962, coed Heddy Winsome … Continue reading Summer Darlings
By Trevor Noah Recommend? yes! Buy or borrow? buy “As a kid I understood that people were different colors, but in my head white and black and brown were like types of chocolate. Dad was the white chocolate, mom was the dark, and I was the milk chocolate. “ Trevor Noah – Born a Crime … Continue reading Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
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