Claire's Spring Picks 2019

There is so much good stuff out at the moment - I feel like I always saying this - but it's always true! And this Spring is no exception especially when headlined by Ali Smith's Spring plus some of the best new voices I've heard for a while.

Spring

Ali Smith

From the publisher:

‘Her best book yet, a dazzling hymn to hope, uniting the past and the present with a chorus of voices’ Observer ‘Spring is an astonishing accomplishment and a book ...

Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

From the publisher:

As Ada fades into the background of her own mind and these selves – now protective, now hedonistic – seize control of Ada, her life spirals in a dark and dangerous ...

Don't Touch My Hair

Emma Dabiri

From the publisher:

‘Groundbreaking’ Guardian Straightened. Stigmatised. ‘Tamed’. Celebrated. Erased. Managed. Appropriated. Forever misunderstood. Black hair is never ‘just hair’. ...