The glorious weekend beckons, so talk surely must turn toward the digestion of amazing new tales from across the globe and our own backyard. This time, we wade into stories of fractured identities, mortal danger and relationships. Here’s our picks.
Calypso, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, and The Beekeeper of Sinjar – let’s talk about this weekend’s best.
The Lost Arabs by Omar Sakr
Omar Sakr presents a new volume of vital poetry. Though he finds himself in the bisexual, Muslim, Australian and Turkish communities, he embraces his lack of belonging and its inherent freedom. Via University of Queensland Press.
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Calypso by David Sedaris
The piecemeal, real-time autobiography of David Sedaris continues. And we’re all the better for it. His prose, humour and observations of mortality are as sharp as ever. Details at Hachette.
Good Talk by Mira Jacob
The Beekeeper of Sinjar by Dunya Mikhail
Not for the faint-hearted, Mikhail offers unique stories of heroism in the rescuing of Yazidi women from the terror of ISIS. Visit Serpent’s Tail for details.