"The Nepenthe Park Chronicles" is a gloriously subversive book set on one of London's most deprived kitchen sink estates. The reader is taken through a visceral journey into a city that they may be familiar with, into the cadence and swagger of the urban street, right into the recesses of the confuting mind of a Gus quietly raging, an Ashleigh stricken as her ambitions are impeded, and a Johnny Freelander despairing at the structural death of his adolescence. This belligerent novel is beautifully written by debut novelist Ali Kinteh.
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"My Father, My God" by Laila Haroun is a semi-autobiographical tale set in Alexandria, Egypt with the Arab Spring serving as its backdrop. Manal's life is dominated by her two 'fathers' Mansour, whose puritannical iron-fist reign at home eclipses her freedom, and by President Mubarak, whose thirty year rule has suppressed her desire for insurrection. Publishing date to be confirmed.