Category: Cultural

Where We Once Belonged – Sia Figel

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy This Commonwealth Prize winner follows the traditional Samoan storytelling form of su’ifefiloi (linked vignettes) as it tells the coming-of-age story of 13-year-old Alofa Filiga. ✔ “Oooh spooky, when I started typing this up Sia’s Chandelier came up on Spotify. … Continue Reading “Where We Once Belonged – Sia Figel”

The Long Song – Andrea Levy

READ FOR BOOKERTHON The story of July, a slave girl who lives upon a sugar plantation in Jamaica and witnesses both atrocities and the moment slavery was abolished.  ☁ “I thought” – Suzy ☁ “A very moving story set in a place and time that… Continue Reading “The Long Song – Andrea Levy”

The God Of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Nadine This Indian novel discusses who should be loved, and how. And how much. It describes how small things affect people’s behaviour and lives. It won the Booker Prize in 1997. ♥ “A book that….” – Nadine ♥ “And from me …..”… Continue Reading “The God Of Small Things – Arundhati Roy”

The People’s Act Of Love – James Meek

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy A renegade Czech army unit is stranded in a community of religious fanatics in a small, remote town in Siberia.  ⚈ “I certainly didn’t expect what I found when I first opened the book. A unique setting and… Continue Reading “The People’s Act Of Love – James Meek”

The Bone People – Keri Hulme

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy A New Zealand book which won the Man Booker Prize in 1985. It is an unusual love story, depicting a utopian unity between Maori and Western culture. ⚈ “I felt uncomfortable for most of the time I was reading… Continue Reading “The Bone People – Keri Hulme”