The weather is warming up, hence we looked at a whole host of best books from April. From voices from the marginalised, poems of protest to the need to change unjust systems. Happy reading!
📖 Books read in April: 14
- 📚 Haramacy: A Collection of Stories Prescribed by Voices from the Middle East, South Asia and the Diaspora by Editor Zahed Sultan (2022). A collection of stories from the Middle East, South Asia, and the diaspora that explore identity, visibility, and belonging.
- 📚 Rebel Bodies: A Guide to the Gender Health Gap Revolution by Sarah Graham (2023). A powerful and inspiring call to action to close the gender health gap and improve women’s healthcare.
- 📚 Pessimism is for Lightweights: 13 Pieces of Courage and Resistance by Salena Godden (2018). A collection of poems that celebrate courage, resistance, and hope in the face of injustice.
- 📚 Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom by Ilyon Woo (2023). A compelling journey from slavery to freedom, chronicling an epic love story amidst historic struggles.
- 📚 Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond (2023). Desmond highlights the need for a different system in his follow-up book from his 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning work Evicted. Read the full review: A rallying cry to stop inequality.
- 📚 Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock by Jenny Odell (2023). A meditation on time, productivity, and the importance of slowing down. Read the full review: time is not money, it’s a gift.
- 📚 It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism by Bernie Sanders (2023). A call to action for progressives to demand a more just and equitable economic system. Read the full review: a better future without capitalism.
Tell us what your favourite books were in April!
In fact, season 3 of the How To Be…Books Podcast is soon out with more amazing guests. In the meantime, remember to check out topics we’ve covered above including political responsibility with Professor Lewis R. Gordon. Not to mention understanding women’s strength.
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