Tagged: Setting – London

Book Review - The Upper World

Review – The Upper World by Femi Fadugba

This is a book with the focus on children. Yes they are technically teenagers, but who are held accountable as adults.  Children who are fulfilling adult obligations within their homes and on the streets.  Even at school there is only a cursory attempt to treat them as minors. Femi Fadugba takes these issues and more, and crafts a a book that crosses genres, it is fantasy, it is science fiction, yet it is poignantly contemporary.

Book Review - Kissing Emma

Review – Kissing Emma by Shappi Khorsandi

Kissing Emma is an accurate and disheartening representation of current stories you hear time and time again in the news: young people caught up in a spiral of poverty, addiction and/or domestic violence with very few positive options to escape. These shouldn’t be familiar stories, we shouldn’t be desensitised, but we are.

Review – Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo eloquently shows that that love, abuse, the whole spectrum of the human condition is the same and gives no quarter for ethnicity or gender. Her understanding of human beings and ability to convey the complexity of human thought, behaviour and action, through a multifaceted, nuanced depiction of race and relationships in an accessible way, is a triumph.