Book Review: The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

The Phipps building fell. Smoke plumed, the breath of God. Silence followed, then the group's shouts of triumph. Wine glasses clash together, flashing martial light. He sang the first bars of the Jejah psalm. Others joined in. Carillon bells chimed, distant birds blowing white, strewn, like dandelion tufts, and outsized wish. It must have been … Continue reading Book Review: The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

Book Review: New People by Danzy Senna

Maria first met him several months ago- and now, it seems, he is everywhere she looks. New People by Danzy Senna draws from her experience as a multiracial woman in a world bent on categorizing people by their skin color. Through her lens we see the topics of race, society and stereotype refined in a … Continue reading Book Review: New People by Danzy Senna

Book Review: White Bodies by Jane Robins

It was more that I was sick with knowing too much. On the day of his death, I'd waited for the police to turn up at my flat or at the bookshop. It was the same on the morning of the postmortem. And now at the funeral, it seemed certain that police officers were waiting … Continue reading Book Review: White Bodies by Jane Robins