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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

Interview with Kate Milner

Interview with Kate Milner

A young boy discusses the journey he is about to make with his mother. They will leave their town, she explains, and it will be sad but also a little bit exciting. They will have to say goodbye to friends and loved ones, and that will be difficult. They will have to walk and walk … 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