Brit Bennett

Book Shambles

Author of the New York Times bestseller The Vanishing Half joins Robin to talk about the book, the inspiration for its story and what it’s like having a book crop up on countless ‘anti-racist’ reading lists. They also chat about James Baldwin, SE Hilton and mourn the loss of book talks and tours. Before Brit joins the show Robin and Josie catch up about current reading, old Marie Claire magazines and more.

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Reading List

Books recommended this week include:

The Vanish Half by Brit Bennett

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Home Grown by Joan Smith

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

Men Who Hate Women by Laura Bates

The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer

Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter by Marie Mulvey-Roberts and Fiona Robinson (Editor)

The Soul of the Ape by Eugène Marais

The Soul of the White Ant by Eugène Marais

I Don’t Know What to Do With Good White People by Brit Bennett

Others edited by Charles Fernyhough

The Outsiders by S.E. Hilton

Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

The Colour Purple by Alice Walker

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley

The Glass House by Eve Chase

Actress: A Novel by Anne Enright

On Michael Jackson by Margo Jefferson

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