February 13, 2020

Image courtesy of Little White Lies

‘What’s your road man? – holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road. It’s an anywhere road for anybody anyhow.’

Jack Kerouac was able to turn the dull into the extraordinary. Sal Paradise, a fictional inspiration for...

January 29, 2020

The 4th Entry in InQuire's series spotlighting University of Kent students' favourite books of the 2010s.

I believe that books, once they are written, have no need of their authors. If they have something to say, they will sooner or later find readers; if not, they won...

October 27, 2019

Why is it that some people are so drawn to one location or choose to set up home in a particular area? What draws us in and pulls us towards places that we may have ever only encountered once in our lives?  

Author Kate Morton beautifully uses language to explore s...

October 15, 2019

Valerie Tagwira is both a doctor and an author. Her novel, which won Outstanding Fiction Book’ at the National Arts Merit Award for Literature (NAMA) in 2008, explores challenges faced by Zimbabweans citizens in their day to day lives. It also takes a look at Operation...

October 3, 2019

Image: Facebook | Mukuka Chipanta 

Mukuka Chipanta is a Zambian born author and aerospace engineer, currently living in Washington DC. He grew up in Kitwe, a Zambian mining town which makes his book A Casualty of Power all the more relevant and interesting. The award-wi...

September 22, 2019

Credit: Mike Holland

Supermarket is the debut novel written by Bobby Hall, better known as the rapper and singer, Logic. The book revolves around Flynn Montgomery, a boy who has suffered through a harsh break-up and has been given a book deal. To gain inspiration, he be...

March 8, 2019

Inspired by the 1985 teen drama ‘The Breakfast Club’, Karen M. McManus’ debut novel revolves around four common high school tropes—Bronwyn (the brain), Cooper (the jock), Addy (the princess) and Nate (the criminal). These stereotypes, who would never normally intermesh...

February 28, 2019

How long could you survive without the internet? Would you be able to live without electricity and vehicles for transport? Emily St John Mandel brings these topics to fruition within her fourth novel ‘Station Eleven’.  The dystopian novel takes the popular technique na...

February 14, 2019

Calling all single ladies and social recluses planning to spend the 14th feasting their feelings on sugary comfort foods before revisiting The Notebook. This Valentine’s Day cry your eyes out to Edwidge Danticat’s compelling love story set against the backdrop of a few...

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