THE FORTUNE MEN – Nadifa Mohamed

Despite my best intentions, reading the Booker longlist during the calendar year just wasn’t realistic due to US release times.  I did, however, finally get my hands on Nadifa Mohamed’s The Fortune Men (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021), which is the last of the shortlist for me.  (There are two longlisted books that are still outstanding.) Continue reading “THE FORTUNE MEN – Nadifa Mohamed”

BLACK GIRLS MUST DIE EXHAUSTED – Jayne Allen

Jayne Allen’s Black Girls Must Die Exhausted (Harper, 2021 – first published in 2018) is unapologetically “black,” but it didn’t choose to be so – it just is, and it’s taken far too long for a book like this just to exist on the same shelves as books by white authors about white women withContinue reading “BLACK GIRLS MUST DIE EXHAUSTED – Jayne Allen”