No Place Like Home: What to do indoors this winter season

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To Read or Not to Read: Getting out of your lockdown reading slump!

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Filling Your Cup in 2020

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The Untold Stories of Washington Black

The Untold Stories of Washington Black

By Joanne Norris Whilst travelling in India, I came across a quotation painted on a rock that I couldn’t get out of my head whilst reading Washington Black. “The universe is not made of atoms; it’s made of tiny stories.” I’ve since learned that the quotation comes from a collection of short stories, entitled “The […]

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Niches of Freedom in Washington Black

Niches of Freedom in Washington Black

By Erin Stott What is the purpose of literature? Why do we read? How does a book come to be one that matters? In what contexts does it matter? And to whom? We will all, no doubt, have several answers to all of these questions. And of course all answers are true and welcome: we […]

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An Introduction to Washington Black

An Introduction to Washington Black

By Molly Masters Man Booker prize shortlisted, critically acclaimed, and beautifully, startlingly written, Washington Black by Esi Eduygan was a clear choice for our Black History Month celebration here at Books That Matter. What was not clear, however, was how to get ahold of it. Only out in hardback until next April, this amazing novel […]

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The Power-Naomi Alderman

Reasons To Read: The Power, Naomi Alderman

Put down your phone, and pick up this book. I cannot think of anything more important for you to do. I’m kick-starting my first proper blog post with something incredibly close to my heart: reading. Especially reading books about female empowerment, feminism and intersectionality (can I get a “hell yeah” from the back?). Chances are […]

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