By Afua Hirsch

An exploration of race and identity in modern-day Britain, this book explores the legacy of imperialism and racism in the UK, challenging uncomfortable truths and making an urgent call for change.


The Vanishing Half

By Brit Bennett

The Vignes sisters are identical twins. Grown up in a small town in the south of the US, they have run away and built new lives for themselves apart. Ten years later, one is back in the town she once tried to escape, the other passes for white and is married to a man who knows nothing about her past. But what will happen when their daughters' lives intersect?


Don’t Touch My Hair

By Emma Dabiri

In this insightful and carefully researched book, Emma Dabiri explores the history and meaning of black hair as a representation of the black experience. Far from being 'just hair', black hairstyling reflects black culture, from pop culture to cosmology, from prehistoric times to the (afro)futuristic. A fascinating and educational read, Don't Touch My Hair offers an original and important perspective on black history.  


Ordinary People

By Diana Evans

South London, 2008. Two couples are going through challenging times, a new baby, grief, and a growing distance between them threatening their relationship. In this novel, Diana Evans offers an honest and intimate story of love, parenthood, identity, grief and ageing.



By Candice Carty Williams

A witty and moving coming-of-age story, Queenie introduces the reader to a uniquely lovable character. Through struggles and misadventures, Queenie attempts to navigate family, job and relationships which seem to be spiralling out of control. Her funny and heartwarming tale is a panacea for our difficult times