Swing Time by Zadie Smith

2/5 stars. Contemporary, Adult, Class Struggle, Racism. Two brown girls dream of being dancers - but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly, … Continue reading Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

In post-apocalyptic Africa, the world has changed in many ways, yet in one region genocide between tribes still bloodies the land. A woman who has survived the annihilation of her village and a terrible rape by an enemy general wanders into the desert hoping to die. Instead, she gives birth to an angry baby girl … Continue reading Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor