With the sheer amount of books being published all the time, picking a new one can be overwhelming to say the least. Here are 4 great books we think you should check out. If you’ve read a book recently that you absolutely loved, feel free to share it in the comments!
Love in Colour by Bolu Babalola
A collection of love stories married together by magical and visceral storytelling makes up Bolu Babalola’s brilliant debut novel. Focusing on beautiful folktales of West Africa, she also rethinks iconic stories and characters from Greek and Middle Eastern mythology.
Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson
Equally as heart wrenching as it is warming, Open Water is a gripping novel about two Black British artists falling in love, complete with all the ups and downs. An insight into masculinity, race and how these entities interlink in modern society.
Luster by Raven Leilani
A funny, relatable and bold book about being young and trying to figure life out. Luster follows the life of the protagonist, Edie, a 23 year old black woman going through life, making bad decisions while trying to make sense of everything.
We Are All Birds of Uganda by Hafsa Zayyan
Set between 1960s Uganda and modern day London, We Are All Birds of Uganda provides a study of the different lived experiences of two characters, connected by blood. It opens up an interesting discussion about immigration and identity.