Half of a Yellow Sun

 

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Amid a maelstrom of hate, betrayal and deprivation – learn what it is to be human.

As the 1960s start to unfold across Nigeria, there is a sense of new beginnings.

Ugwu lives in awe of his new liberal master – eccentric university lecturer, Odenigbo.

Olanna has rejected her rich parents’ hypocrisy to begin a new life in Nsukka as Odenigbo’s lover.

Englishman Richard, tired of the parties and pleasantries of old colonial Nigeria, feels his stuffy world implode when he meets Kainene, Olanna’s reticent twin.

But as political stability deteriorates, it’s time to learn what is worth forgiving and what is worth dying for.

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The Dressmaker

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One juicy 1950s revenge tale with bags of personality and social satire.

Exiled as a child for a murder she didn’t commit, Tilly Dunnage has always felt a shadow hanging over her life.

Now, 20 years later, Tilly has returned to her rural Australian hometown and she has a point to prove.

But can the small-minded residents really put the past behind them?

And what are they prepared to lose if they can’t?

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The Secret Life of Bees

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Quite honestly one of my favourite books I’ve read all year!

Lily has always had a huge hole in her heart – one that only a mother’s love can fill.

Believing that she accidentally killed her mother when she was four has been a heavy burden to carry.

But ten years on, Lily wants answers.

And when racial tensions explode one summer afternoon in 1964 – she may just have found the chance to chase them. But is she ready to hear the truth…

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Anita and Me

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Feisty, fresh and hilariously funny!

Reckless, beautiful and fearless, Anita Rutter is coolest girl in Tollington and from the moment Meena meets her, Anita becomes everything Meena aspires to be.

But it’s not easy trying to be a glamourous rebel when you’re a young Punjabi girl. Especially when you have to battle against crippling family expectation and the prejudice of the other white residents in a 1960s mining village.

One thing’s for sure, spirited Meena may not always make the right decisions, but she’s guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.

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