Monday, May 22, 2023

Seven books featuring very, very complicated friendships

Ore Agbaje-Williams is a British Nigerian writer and book editor from London.

The Three of Us is her first novel.

At LitHub she shared a reading list of "books featuring very, very complicated friendships to make you and your friends feel like the normal, stable people you undoubtedly are." One title on the list:
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

This is one the of the most realistic portrayals of friendship I’ve ever read, spanning generations and multiple characters whose stories are intertwined. From Amma and Dominique’s bond and how it withstands Dominique’s abusive relationship, to Carole and LaTisha’s differing paths after being friends for so long at school, to Shirley and Penelope’s journey from despising one another to becoming friends, Bernardine’s Booker Prize-winning novel shows how friendship can shape, drive and affect us, sometimes without us even realizing it.
Read about another entry on the list.

Girl, Woman, Other is among Cecile Pin's seven novels featuring displacement in multicultural London and Kasim Ali's nine top books about interracial relationships.

--Marshal Zeringue