Gentrifi-take-tion

Take a few moments to imagine…. You’re at home. In the neighbourhood you’ve lived in your whole life. Your Mum lives around the corner. Your old school friends are all within walking distance. The shopkeeper knows your name….. A new family moves in next door to you. They’re thrilled to have bought a big houseContinue reading “Gentrifi-take-tion”

The More She Wins The More She Loses.

A review of Rachel Edwards’ second novel, “Lucky”. I really did feel lucky when I received a beautiful early edition of Rachel Edwards’ second novel to review. Rachel’s first novel, “Darling”, was one of the first books I read during my year of reading solely Black authors. I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing her forContinue reading “The More She Wins The More She Loses.”

Silence please, for The Girl With The Louding Voice

A review of Abi Dare’s The Girl With The Louding Voice Lockdown number three, a wet and cold start to 2021……reading has been an essential luxury this Winter. The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Dare was a Christmas present from my husband. I picked it up half way through January and struggled toContinue reading “Silence please, for The Girl With The Louding Voice”

Another Mother of a Book

A Review of The Mothers, by Brit Bennett. On the back cover of The Mothers, by Brit Bennett, Roxane Gay is quoted as saying “The Mothers has stayed with me since I first read it….”. It stayed with me too. It was one of those books I had to sit with for a moment afterContinue reading “Another Mother of a Book”