Find Out More on Divya Ghelani’s Summer Reading Series!

I’m delighted to be hosting a ‘Reading New Fiction By Women of Colour Summer Series’ with The Reader Berlin. 


We’ll be discussing novels and novellas – from debuts to established voices. We’ll look at issues of craft, style, language, authorship, as well as the politics of reading in our times, including questions of methodology and canonization. 


Participants will meet online once every fortnight to discuss texts. They will be supported throughout the experience by an online Slack forum and a Zoom Meet Up, which I’ll be hosting, curating, and moderating.


If you can’t join the course, you are warmly invited to read along with us anyway! I’ll be posting questions on Twitter linked to each book as well as a tailor-made writing prompts via both @DivyaGhelani and @The ReaderBerlin!

Reading List includes works by the following selected authors:

  1. Akwaeke Emezi
  2. Hanya Yanagihara
  3. Diane Evans
  4. Sharon Dodua Otoo
  5. Meena Kandasam
  6. Sayaka Murata
  7. Leila Slimani
  8. Celeste Ng

*Making this list was excruciating! Texts I would have LOVED to include but couldn’t for fear of exhausting my lovely readers are:

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo 

American Marriage and Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Plastic Emotions by Shiromi Pinto 

The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat. 

To sign up for this course before it’s too late, Email:

Group Two begins June 25th, 7-week course, meeting fortnightly, Full course description can be found on this course page



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