Monday, February 21, 2022

Five books that explore the dark side of belonging

Elizabeth Macneal is a Scottish author and potter based in London.

Her bestselling novels, The Doll Factory and Circus of Wonders. are out now.

At CrimeReads she tagged five books that explore the dark side of trying to fit in, including:
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Ugwu is a houseboy in a small village in Nigeria, but when the Biafran War breaks, he is conscripted into the army. There, desperate to fit in, he finds himself participating in a terrible crime along with several other soldiers, an act which will haunt him for the rest of his life.
Read about another entry on the list.

Half of a Yellow Sun is among Nicci French's ten top dinner parties in fiction, Uzo Aduba’s ten favorite books, Barnaby Phillips's ten top books about Nigeria, Pushpinder Khaneka's three best books on Nigeria, and Lorraine Adams's six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue