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19 January 2018
We discuss some of the week’s book releases with literary journalist Sarah Shaffi and Unbound founder John Mitchinson, and nip to São Paulo to discover the kiosk-cum-independent bookshop that has transformed its neighbourhood.
19 January 2018
Photo: Catherine Hélie
Literary journalist Sarah Shaffi and Unbound founder John Mitchinson review Leila Slimani’s thriller ‘Lullaby’, Louise Erdich’s dystopian novel ‘Future Home of the Living God’, a hotly tipped debut by Mary Lynn Bracht called ‘White Chrysanthemum’ and Afua Hirsch’s investigation into racism ‘Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging’.
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Brazil’s independent literary scene has been growing steadily in recent years and Banca Tatui in São Paulo is a product of that vibrancy. It’s an old fashioned newsstand that has been converted into a bookshop and mini cultural space – and it’s had a transformational effect on the surrounding area. Frederick Bernas reports.
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