Here are 5 books to watch out for:
Book: Doomed in Dubai
Author: Nadeem Ahmed
Doomed in Dubai tells the terrifying true story of a male model’s dreams of stardom turning into a living nightmare. The author has shared his living nightmare of being trapped in the Middle East without proof of his identity and his doomed attempt to escape his traumatic life.
Book: Natasha Mehra Must Die
Author: Anand Sivakumaran
Someone is killing every child, girl, and woman named Natasha Mehra and if Natasha Mehra, the most unpopular girl on campus can’t figure why, she’ll be dead too. Little does she suspect that these murders are part of a 2000-year-old conspiracy and at stake is the future of humankind…
Book: The Binding
Author: Bridget Collins
Emmett farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a bookbinder, learning to hand-craft beautiful volumes and within each he will capture something extraordinary: A memory. Then one day, he finds a volume with his name.
Book: The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack
Author: H.M. Naqvi
Publisher: Forth Estate India
Abdullah wakes on the morning of his 17th birthday and considers launching himself over the balcony. Having spent years attempting to compile a ‘mythopoetic legacy’ of ‘Currachee’, the cosmopolitan heart of Pakistan, Abdullah has lost his zeal.
Book: Jallianwala Bagh
Author: Kim A Wagner
Publisher: Penguin Viking
Situating the massacre within the ‘deep’ context of British colonial mentality and the local dynamics of Indian nationalism, Wagner provides a genuinely nuanced approach to the bloody history of the British Empire. In this dramatic telling, the book takes the perspectives of ordinary people into account.