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20 Books to Read Alongside the UK Premier of Roots

Yesterday night saw the UK premiere of the 2016 Roots (http://roots.history.com/) miniseries based on Alex Haley’s Roots: The Saga of an American Family, which will be showing on BBC Four over the coming weeks. Context is everything in these troubled times, especially when it comes to the fraught history of slavery and the abolition, so we’ve compiled a list of suggested readings from critical theory to science fiction and slave narratives. Let us know if you’ve read them or suggest some titles of your own! 1. Alex Haley – Roots: The Saga of an American Family. As with any adaptation, the...

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Lit Hype: January Releases from Across the Diaspora

With upcoming releases by the likes of Teju Cole and BlackLivesMatter inspired Angie Thomas, 2017 is looking to be a benchmark year for literature. Here are a few of the titles we are looking forward to in January. Hit us up on social media with any thoughts, comments or recommend your anticipated titles for January! Difficult Women by Roxane Gay (HarperCollins Publishers) 3 Jan From the author of Bad Feminist, this short story collection is a modernist fare that navigates the lives of married women from varying social backgrounds who face the trauma of past crimes or emotional blackmail. Get...

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