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Reasons to read….  Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Reasons to read…. Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions–the topic of India is permanently closed. For Pri, her mother’s homeland … Continue reading

When We Speak of Nothing #BlogTour

When We Speak of Nothing #BlogTour

London-based Nigerian-German Olumide Popoola presents internationally as author, speaker and performer. Her publications include essays, poetry, short stories, the novella ‘this is not about sadness’, the play ‘Also by Mail’ as well as recordings in collaboration with musicians. She is a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of East London and the recipient … Continue reading

Tender Earth #BlogTour

Tender Earth #BlogTour

Laila Levenson has always been the baby of the family, but now with her older siblings, Mira and Krish, leaving home just as she starts secondary school, everything feels like it’s changing… can the reappearance of Nana Josie’s Protest Book and the spirit it releases in Laila, her friends and her local community, help her … Continue reading

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Anything can happen once upon a con… When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay contest sponsored by the producers of Starfield, she has to enter. First prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. Elle’s been scraping together … Continue reading

Passing for White by Tanya Landman

Passing for White by Tanya Landman

. It’s 1848 in the Deep South of America. Rosa is a slave but her owner is also her father and her fair skin means she can ‘pass for white’. With the help of her husband Benjamin, she disguises herself as a young southern gentleman – and Benjamin’s master. In this guise, the couple flee … Continue reading