The latest and greatest releases in the literary world this week include Tell Me Why – the memoir of Archie Roach, a watershed moment in the feminist movement is remembered in Virginia Trioli’s Generation F and David Mitchell tells us why Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy.
Marie Robert ponders modern dilemmas in When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher and It Would Be Night In Caracas details a woman’s battle to survive amidst the chaos of modern Venezuela. Let’s dive into the list.
Tell Me Why, Generation F, Dishonesty is the Second Best Policy, When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher and It Would Be Night In Caracas – Happy’s Weekend Reading.
Tell Me Why by Archie Roach
From his early life as a member of the Stolen Generation to his eventual triumph as one of Australia’s best-loved singer-songwriters, Archie Roach has seen more than most. His honest and moving memoir chronicles a life marked by resilience, strength and a passion for connecting with humanity. Via Simon and Schuster.
When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher by Marie Robert
The daily challenges that we face in the 21st century can be addressed with the help of the classic Western philosophers, argues Maree Robert in When You Kant Figure It Out. It turns out that among many pearls of wisdom, Epicurus can help us to disconnect and Nietzsche can help us to get in shape. Visit Penguin for all the details.
Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy by David Mitchell
The award-winning comedian, writer, and star of the cult comedy Peep Show, David Mitchell makes light of the current political malaise that has beset Western democracy, not to mention rude street names and salad cream. More details at Faber & Faber.
Generation F by Virginia Trioli
In Generation F, Trioli revisits the indecent assault case surrounding The Master of Ormond College at the University of Melbourne, which occurred 25 years ago. In composing a new foreword and afterword for the volume, Trioli reinforces the ongoing relevance of feminism in the face of contemporary challenges. More at Simon and Schuster.
It Would Be Night In Caracas by Karina Sainz Borgo
In this bold new novel, protagonist Adelaida finds herself alone in modern Caracas, fighting for survival. The chaos that has engulfed modern Venezuela is portrayed with unflinching honesty, through a heart-stopping narrative. More at Harper Collins.