Book review: The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota

Refugee, migrant – two terms that are very politically charged, but how often do we think about the people behind these words? Sunjeev Sahota’s The Year of the Runaways is fiction, but its subject is something that hits the headlines in the real world with alarming regularity, although with little of the nuance displayed in…

Book review: A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

In Jamaica in 1976 a group of gunmen stormed Bob Marley’s house, and although the singer survived, the men were never caught. This incident forms the centre point of Marlon James’ stunning A Brief History of Seven Killings. In the novel, James fictionalises the build up to the shooting, and its long reaching aftermath, as…