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Books of the Year 2019
It’s been another fantastic year full of books and we’re delighted to present our Books of the Year list for 2019. Our staff have chosen their top recommendations of new books from the year and we hope that you’ll be inspired to borrow at least one of them from the library or buy a copy for yourself. See the full list. Let us know what you think on Twitter and Instagram using @readingagency and #BooksOfTheYear.
East African Diasporic Writers
To mark Free Word’s Writing Our Way Home season exploring shelter, belonging and safety, we’ve put together a reading list with Somali-British poet Amina Jama featuring writers of East African heritage. The reading list was inspired by Amina Jama’s Somalinimo (till I dhimo) installation at Free Word – an immersive recreation of a 1990s Somali living room, which pays homage to Black Britishness, migration and the creativity that arises from displacement. Which of these have you read? Let us know what you think on Twitter and Instagram
We’ve collected together some of our previous booklists on a variety of themes and topics. Take a look to find your next read.