Natives by Akala
This book has been on my radar for a little while now and I finally bought it this week. I’m keen to read this one as soon as my concentration levels are back up to speed.
From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with racist teachers – race and class have shaped Akala’s life and outlook. In this unique book he takes his own experiences and widens them out to look at the social, historical and political factors that have left us where we are today. Covering everything from the police, education and identity to politics, sexual objectification and the far right, Natives speaks directly to British denial and squeamishness when it comes to confronting issues of race and class that are at the heart of the legacy of Britain’s racialised empire. Natives is the searing modern polemic and Sunday Timesbestseller from the BAFTA and MOBO award-winning musician and political commentator, Akala.
Tinsel by Sibeal Pounder
This is a middle grade book that I requested from NetGalley on a whim because it sounds like such a wonderful read. I can’t wait to read this one a little nearer to Christmas!
How did the world come to believe Santa Claus is a man? It’s all just a big misunderstanding! This tale of friendship, sleigh rides and two formidable girls is THE Christmas book of the year – a gloriously funny, festive adventure that will delight even the biggest Grinch. Join Blanche Claus and her best friend Rinki for a funny festive sleigh ride you’ll never forget! From Sibéal Pounder, bestselling author of the Witch Wars and Bad Mermaids series, this tale of friendship and mince-pie feasts is the perfect book to curl up with this winter. Funny, feminist and with a huge heart.
Have you acquired any new books this week? I’d love to know what you got. Or have you read any of my new books and recommend I get to any of them sooner rather than later? If you’ve shared a book haul post this week then please feel free to share you link below and I’ll make sure to visit your post! 🙂
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Natives ooks like a timely book. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your week.
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It does and I’m keen to get to it soon. I’ve heard so many good things about it. Thank you 🙂
I keep hearing about Natives, Hayley, and I’m glad you’ve got a copy of it. I’ll be keen to know what you think of it, and I hope you’ll enjoy it.
Thank you, I hope to get to it very soon.
I’ve been wondering about picking up a copy of Akala’s book, too — I can’t remember which book I read about it in, but it piqued my interest. Hope you enjoy!
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I’ve heard such good things about Akala’s book so I’m keen to get to it soon. Thank you 🙂
I like the look and sound of Tinsel, I am going to request it. Enjoy all your new books.
Thank you 🙂 I hope you manage to get a copy of Tinsel, it looks like such a fun read.
Great additions! I hope you will enjoy these. xx
Thank you 🙂 xx
Tinsel seems lovely! Just what I would like to read for Christmas coming.
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Tinsel does sound lovely, doesn’t it? I can’t wait to read it a bit nearer Christmas. 🙂
Only two books??? I’ve got “Natives” too and want to get to it soon. I have had a whole load in, and posted about them yesterday so you’ll come to that eventually I’m sure.
I know! I can’t believe I only added two books to my TBR and then this week I didn’t add any at all! I’m so behind on reading and commenting on blogs but I’m going to try and catch up in the coming days so will be reading your blog soon.