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October 2020: From Afar Box


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Missed out on our October 2020 From Afar? We still have a few available for single purchase.

Here's what we've told you about our From Afar themed box so far:

ABOUT THE BOOK: Our October book is a tale of twin sisters, separated by a brutal raid in their hometown; they will spend their teenage years trying to find their way back to one another. As they are cast adrift, they will face danger and discover new places, cultures and families, but can their shared dreams pull them back together again?

Written by a brilliant Ghanaian author and set partly in West Africa and partly in Brazil, this stunning paperback will transport you with its evocative language, historical detail and vivid characters.

Here in the UK, there's a real shortage of YA books with non-western authors writing about their native countries. We are so thrilled to be able to introduce you to this brilliant book, which is not only a wonderful heart-felt story, but a fascinating insight into a part of the world and a culture that we knew so little about.

If you love stories set in far-flung places, by writers such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ruta Septys and Awaeke Emezi - you will adore this book. Or, if you (like us) are on a mission to read more books by Black authors and champion Black voices, here's your chance.

As ever, our featured read will arrive beautifully gift-wrapped and will be accompanied by a signed bookplate from the author.

THERE WILL BE GOODIES: This October, we're including some beautiful items from artists and small businesses who celebrate faraway places, or the culture of their homeland! There'll be a ceramic mug designed by Cindy Kang, a sumptuously scented item from Bookish Bazaar and surprises aplenty!

THERE WILL BE AN ONLINE AUTHOR BOOK GROUP: October members will be invited to join us for a virtual book group in our Clubhouse. You'll get the chance to chat with the author of our featured read, ask your questions about this month's book (or pretty much anything else) and make new bookish friends!