1. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
This debut novel by Yaa Gyasi is a historical fiction that describes the stories of descendent from an Asante tribeswoman. A powerful, richly written novel that we couldn’t put down, this novel takes you through 250 years of history across West Africa and the USA.
2. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This bestselling novel sends an important message about race, love and community. Adichie’s novel has been called a defining book about what it means to be black in America, we agree and say it is a must read.
3. The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
A romantic novel that gives insight into Sufi mysticism and the life of the poet Rumi and Shams of Tabriz. Thought provoking and timely, this novel touches on many reader’s quest for understanding love, life, beliefs and the many questions surrounding them.
4. The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver
Fast forward to 2029 and Shriver gives us a stark insight into where the world could be, what our values are and what will keep us together. The novel also looks at the family unit, the bond between parents, siblings.