Broadening Horizons

Five (+ 1) Books That Feature Diverse Characters


This is an interesting topic for me as I recently read Americanah and realised that I knew absolutely nothing about Nigeria, something which I find incredibly embarrassing. That was certainly a wake up call to read more books by and/or about someone other than white, straight, able bodied people from Australia/England/America.

Top Ten prompt from The Broke and the Bookish, I’ve also borrowed their definition of diversity:

“For the purposes of this topic our definition of diversity is aligned with that of WNDB [We Need Diverse Books]: We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.”

1. Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

2. Flowers For Algernon – Daniel Keyes

3. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys

4. Let The Right One In – John Ajvide Lindqvist

5. The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga

+ 1 On The TBR

Belle: The True Story of Dido Belle – Paula Byrne

(apparently called Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice  in the US) 


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