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Trisha's favourites 2022


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Yes, it's the time of year when every bookshop in the land tells you about their top reads and why there were no better reads in this particular year. We're no different, but we HAVE made it extra difficult for our booksellers by asking them to choose only three books. These needn't have been published in 2022; they were merely titles that our team picked up at some point in the year and which will stay with them long after the 2023 page has been turned.

These are Trisha's top reads of the year!

We're Here Because You Were There by Ian Sanjay Patel - incredible archival research into the migration waves of Britain, illustrates so well how colonial power hasn't ended but rather transformed.

A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid - the most unique short story I've encountered, filled equally with anger and love, Kincaid's relationship to her homeland, and the neo-liberal tourism that mars it - a fascinating (and very quick) read.

Decolonial Marxism by Walter Rodney - Having loved and learned so much from other texts by Rodney, I was very excited about the release of this collection. The collection of essays gives great insight into Rodney's assessment of movements and thinkers contemporary to him from Black Power to the Ujamaa Villages.

Check out 2022 favourites from the rest of the Lighthouse team: Lindsay, Rachel, Noor, Christina, Nyrema, Mairi and Jess

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