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Jhalak Prize Shortlists 2021

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The Jhalak Prize celebrates the best writing by British writers of colour. This year, two prizes are being awarded, with a new Children's and YA Prize for works aimed at younger readers. 

From the publisher:
'In Jennifer Makumbi, we have a giant of literature living among us.' Peter Kalu, Jhalak Prize Judge…

From the publisher:
AN OBSERVER TOP TEN DEBUT 2020'Sensuous and thrillingly well written', Observer 'When did you last read a novel about a young, black, gay, Jehovah Witness man from Wolverhampton who flees his community to make his way in London as a…

From the publisher:
1720. Blue Mountains, windward Jamaica. In the sweltering heat Captain Shettlewood leads a troop of British soldiers through the thick trees towards the river. They are hunting slaves who have escaped from the brutal plantations. Their…

From the publisher:
Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry AwardShortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First CollectionShortlisted for the Jhalak Prize 'This debut collection is the modern poetry we need to read right…

From the publisher:
'A beautifully written account of postpartum psychosis, and the ties, blessings and burdens of family' NIGELLA LAWSON…

From the publisher:
From the multi-award-winning author of Orangeboy, an addictive mystery that refuses to let you go long after you turn the final page. Can Becks piece the jigsaw together and find her sister before Silva loses herself?Becks is into girls but…

From the publisher:
*Longlisted for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas prize 2021**Shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize 2021: A 'tour-de-force'**An Irish Times and Poetry School Book of the Year 2020*'A day will come when you won't missthe country na nagluwal sa…

From the publisher:
As read by Stephen Fry for Save the Children's #SaveWithStories Campaign, and shortlisted for the Jhalak Children's and Young Adult Prize.…

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