THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR – AMAL EL-MOHTAR & MAX GLADSTONE

Title: This is how you lose the time war || Author: Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone|| Audiobook Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller, Cynthia Farrell|| Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Time Travel, LGBT || Publisher: Quercus || Year of publication: 2019|| No. of pages: 208|| Available at Amazon.com , Bookdepository and Bol.com


This is the story of Red and Blue, two time-traveling agents from warring futures, who while working their way through the past, start to exchange letters—and fall in love.

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THE ROOK – DANIELLE O’MALLEY

Title: The Rook || Author: Danielle O’Malley  || Nederlandse Titel: De Dame || Audiobook Narrator:  Susan Duerden|| Genre:  Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Fiction, Paranormal || Publisher: Little, Brown and Company|| Year of publication: 2012 || No. of pages: 496|| Available at Amazon.com , Bookdepository and Bol.com


Myfanwy Thomas awakens in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, she must trust the instructions left by her former self in order to survive. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization, and this person wants her dead.

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When They See Us forces us to see them …

Title: When They See Us || Director: Ava DuVernay || Genre:  Drama || Network: Netflix || Premiere Date: 30 May 2019 ||Total Duration: 4 hours & 56 min. || Format: Limited Series


I watched Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us!!…And although my heart is still bleeding it was worth every excruciating second.

This limited series is the depiction of the 1989 case involving “The Central Park Five,” in which five black and Latino teens were convicted of raping a Central Park jogger.

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Ayiti – Roxane Gay

Title:  Ayiti || Author: Roxane Gay || Audiobook Narrator:  Roxane Gay || Genre:  Short Stories, Fiction, Productivity || Publisher: Grove Press || Year of publication: 2018 || No. of pages: 120 || Available at Amazon.com, Bookdepository and Bol.com


My parents were born in Haiti, the first free black nation in the world. It is an island of contradictions.

…And quite frankly so is Roxane Gay’s debut short story collection. Ayiti is a unique blend of fiction, non fiction and poetry all interwoven to represent the Haitian diaspora experience.

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THE BLACK GOD’S DRUMS – P. DJÈLÍ CLARK

Title: The Black God’s Drums || Author: P. Djèlí Clark || Audiobook Narrator: Channie Waites|| Genre: Fantasy, Steampunk, Science Fiction, Novella, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Alternate History || Publisher: Tor.com|| Year of publication: 2018 || No. of pages: 110|| Available at Amazon.com , Bookdepository and Bol.com


In an alternate New Orleans caught in the tangle of the American Civil War, the wall-scaling girl named Creeper yearns to escape the streets for the air—by earning a spot on-board the airship Midnight Robber. Creeper plans to earn Captain Ann-Marie’s trust with information she discovers about a Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls “The Black God’s Drums.” But Creeper also has a secret: Oya, the African orisha of the wind and storms, speaks inside her head, and may have her own ulterior motivations… Continue reading “THE BLACK GOD’S DRUMS – P. DJÈLÍ CLARK”