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Diffrent by Junior James

DIFFRENT is a novel based on the true story of Sherlock, aka Different, a 40-year-old black man who is dyslexic. After being sentenced to seven years in prison for his third drug importation offence, Sherlock decided to write book about how dangerous and addictive crack cocaine is. Complete with a glossary of road phrases, for those who may not know what ‘garms’ or ‘galist’ mean, the book bares all about the harsh reality of drugs, crime and desire.

Out now through Reach Media

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Reach For A Different Sun by Jenni O'Connor

MONIQUE Odell, a London-based journalist finds herself in Jamaica and looking for answers when her aunt dies suddenly. Little did she know that investigating the past would lead to a secret that threatens to change the course of Jamaican history, forever. A complex novel about love, truth and identity, spanning the turbulent times in the 1970s to the present day.

Available from Amazon.co.uk

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Brenton Brown by Alex Wheatle

BRENTON Brown, the boy introduced to readers in Alex Wheatle’s first novel, Brixton Rock, has grown up. Still unable to get over his first love, Juliet, Brenton is bitter and cannot form any real relationship. What makes matters worse is that fact that Brenton and Juliet are brother and sister, but because Brenton was abandoned in a children’s home as a child, they did not know any better. A fatal love story that pries open family intimacies, and examines the failure of society.

Out now on Arcadia Books

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The Dichotic Dilemma by Raleigh Thandazani Chiwuta

THE Dichotic Dilemma is a new novel based on exploring the concept of the universal phenomenon, balance. Using poems, phrases and aphorisms, the book seeks to find a meaning behind humanitarian questions like ‘does god exist?’ and ‘can we make the world a better place?’

Available now from Amazon.co.uk

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Caribbean Roots by various writers

THE British Library has compiled an audio anthology of work by black British and Caribbean poets. Read by the artists, the two-disc set includes the poems of Linton Kwesi Johnson, Benjamin Zephaniah and Grace Nichols, among other renowned authors. Mixing together studio recordings and live performances, listeners will be acquainted with James Berry reading poems like Freedom and Michael Smith reciting Give Me Little Dub Music.

Out now through The British Library Publishing

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