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Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
This is how it begins. With a near-empty building, the inhabitants forced out of their homes by property developers. With two women: idealistic, impassioned blogger Ella and seasoned campaigner, Molly. With a body hidden in a lift shaft. But...
Location(s): North Korea
Hyok Kang was eighteen when he escaped from North Korea, a country locked away from the outside world. This personal, illustrated account of school days in a rigidly communist institution and everyday life with his family and community provides...
Imogen Charlton is sorted. Dead-beat husband? History. Dream job? Application sent. But then her impulsive brother, Harry, spends every last penny on a Greek restaurant in Corfu, and is determined to run it himself. It’s up to Imogen to bring...
Location(s): Malaysia (Malaya)
Genre(s): Fiction, Short Stories
Era(s): Early 21st Century
Fourteen short stories intertwine in Chin’s beautiful, visceral collection. In the early 21st century, Isabella “Isa” Sin, 28, wants to be a writer. Instead, she’s imprisoned in her native Malaysia for writing an obscene poem that supports the leader...
Location(s): Benin (Danhomè), Nigeria
Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Young Adult
Era(s): Late 19th century, Early 20th century
Amelia, daughter of the last independent King of Danhomé, King Gbehanzin, is the apple of her father’s eye, loved beyond measure by her mother, and overprotected by her siblings. She searches for her place within the palace amidst conspirators...