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INSPIRATION

The long-standing loves of my life are books and films. Here some of the things that I have read/seen and loved:

2018-19

Books: Fiction

  • Outlines by Rachel Cusk

  • Hag-seed by Margaret Atwood

  • The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon

  • Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

  • Mr Fox by Helen Oyeyemi

  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

  • Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

  • The Bricks That Built The Houses by Kate Tempest

  • Normal People by Sally Rooney

  • Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada

  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan 

  • Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

  • Trumpet by Jackie Kay

  • 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

  • Go Tell It From The Mountain by James Baldwin

  • Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov 

Books: Non-Fiction/Biography


  • Stasiland by Anna Funder

  • The Terrible by Yrsa Daley-Ward

  • Becoming by Michelle Obama

  • What Happened by Hilary Clinton

  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

  • Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde

  • Changing My Mind by Zadie Smith

  • Hunger by Roxane Gay

  • The Good Immigrant: Collection of Essays edited by Nikesh Shukla

  • Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch

  • In Our Own Words: Refugee Women in Germany Tell Their Stories (International Women's Space)

  • Character Breakdown by Zawe Ashton

  • Mother Country by Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff

Films

  • A Litany for Survival: Audre Lorde (New York/Berlin)

  • Systeme K (Kinshasa)

  • Call Me By Your Name (Italy)

  • Rafiki (Kenya)

  • Elisa y Marcela (Spain)

  • Jibril (Berlin)

  • I Am Not A Witch (Zambia)

  • 8 Borders, 8 Days (Syria-Berlin)

  • The Florida Project (USA)

  • The Last Black Man of San Francisco (USA)

  • Little Women (USA)