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Two books important reads that have had me reflecting upon attitudes and  reflecting upon our colonial past here in the UK ~ a topic I've always been uncomfortable in coming to terms with the fact that it happened.

 

Food for thought and an inspiration in how to be a better anti-racist. 

Girl, Woman, Other has been on my 'to be read' pile since it was published last year. I might add that my pile is probably as tall, if not taller, then I am. Yet, with the events that happened earlier this year around ' black Lives Matter,' I decided to take this book to the top of the pile. I'm so glad I did for I love this book. I love the phrasing, the prose, the characters. Bernadine Evaristo has written 12 different characters, woven through the narrative in time and place, and inhabits each of them beautifully. Each tells a story that may well knock our (white) conscience, yet so be it. For me, it is hands down my favourite book of 2020.

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