Dear Senthuran

Weather by Jenny Offill

September Book of the Month:

Dear Senthuran

by Akwaeke Emezi


Starry-eyed – I can firmly say – my favourite read this year! As a huge fan of Freshwater and The Death of Vivek Oji, I was expecting huge things when reading a memoir by author Akwaeke Emezi, however, this went beyond any expectation and my mind is blown, by how dazzling an author can be. A ferocious memoir consisting of letters to friends and lovers who have supported Emezi ‘s journey as an Ogbanje writer. Dismantling ideas of family, religion, illness, queer politics, mental health and literary culture, this memoir will challenge and dazzle in equal parts. An awe-inspiring literary feat!

– Dean

 

“We may spend the rest of our lives finding out that we have no borders, no boundaries, pushing into greater sizes, being both terrified and delighted when we discover that there’s nothing there to stop us.”

 

Akwaeke Emezi is my god and Dear Senthuran is perfect in every way. 

 – Emma


Lies, Damned Lies

Weather by Jenny Offill

September ILF Book of the Month

Lies, Damned Lies


by Claire G. Coleman

 
I am always excited by Coleman’s fiction writing and look forward to the publication of each new title. Her latest book is non-fiction, delving into family history and the mission behind her evocative writing. A powerful account of the lies and truth of colonisation as a process and the devastating impact of colonisation on Aboriginal people. The reader is asked to use their senses and listen to an Aboriginal perspective. This is deeply personal, extremely powerful literary blend of personal and political writing on trauma and a must read for everyone!

 – Dean

 

$32.99

 

This is our ILF (Indigenous Literacy Foundation) Book of the Month, which means 10% of the profits from this month's sales of the book will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

 

 

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