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Saskia Vogel’s beautifully written debut, Permission, is about sex, power, and, yes, BDSM. But it’s also about grief, belonging and the healing that comes from such intimacy, writes our guest editor Elodie Rose Barnes.
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In her latest work of creative non-fiction, award-winning author Irenosen Okojie explores the rich legacy of hope and life handed down through her mother and grandmother. In hauntingly beautiful prose, Okojie reflects on how past events can offer light and healing in present times of difficulty.
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Victoria Smith interviews award-winning writer and Desmond Elliott Prize nominee, Okechukwu Nzelu, and discusses his debut novel, Nnenna Maloney, literary inspirations like Bernadine Evaristo, balancing writing with teaching and ensuring that underrepresented voices are heard in literature.
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In these difficult, uncertain times, we’re turning to books for consolation, comfort and creative inspiration. Here are our writers’ suggestions for reading during self-isolation.
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With The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, Okechuckwu Nzelu has crafted a brilliant novel about a young woman trying to discover her Nigerian roots and navigate the complexities of love.
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Sana Soomro finds more than food for thought in Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman’s The Good Immigrant USA, their excellent follow-up to the UK original.
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