The Jhalak Prize Longlist 2019

This year’s longlist for the Jhalak Prize is out! The Jhalak Prize was set up in 2016 to recognise best books by British/British resident BAME writers.

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Please note that many books are currently unavailable for home delivery. However, we’re still able to send you some of our favourites, old and new – browse the full list at londonreviewbookbox.co.uk/collections/staff-picks.

Built: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures

Roma Agrawal

From the publisher:

‘A fascinating celebration of the impact that structural engineering has on all our lives...[an] eye-opening book’ The Sunday Times In BUILT, structural engineer Roma ...

£9.99

The Perseverance

Raymond Antrobus

From the publisher:

The debut full collection from celebrated British-Jamaican poet Raymond Antrobus.

£9.99

The Terrible

Yrsa Daley-Ward

From the publisher:

WINNER of the 2019 PEN Ackerley Prize ‘A major literary talent . . . speaks about the power and powerlessness that young women are subject to in a wholly fresh, clear-eyed ...

£9.99

Happiness

Aminatta Forna

From the publisher:

‘Forna’s voice is relentlessly compelling, her ability to summon atmosphere extraordinary ... A thing of lasting beauty’ Observer SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE ...

£8.99

In Our Mad and Furious City

Guy Gunaratne

From the publisher:

IN OUR MAD AND FURIOUS CITY follows three young men on a London council estate over two days when suddenly everything is at stake

£8.99

Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging

Afua Hirsch

From the publisher:

The Sunday Times bestseller that reveals the uncomfortable truth about race and identity in Britain today You’re British. Your parents are British. Your partner, ...

£9.99

The Healing Next Time

Roy McFarlane

From the publisher:

A Poetry Book Society Recommendation
Chosen by The Guardian as one of best poetry titles of 2018

£9.99

The Boy At the Back of the Class

Onjali Q. Rauf

From the publisher:

Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child’s perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a ...

£6.99

Ponti

Sharlene Teo

From the publisher:

Set in Singapore, and spanning fifty years, Ponti is a sweeping story of three women and the guilt that ties them to each other. For fans of Zadie Smith and Elena Ferrante.

£14.99