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New books 2021

Fifteen new books have been added to the Library collection, nominated and donated by collaborators and participants of the Library’s public programme during it’s virtual stay in Barking and Dagenham over the last 18 months. With subject matter ranging from futuristic sci-fi utopia with Do You Dream of Terra Two? by Temi Oh to Dagenham social history fact and fiction - with Dagenham Girl Pipers and The Banjo novels by Elaine Spires, to some fantastic poetry from Hollie Mcnish’s new book Slug and other things I’ve been told to hate, Kayo Chingonyi’s first collection Kumukanda, and our very own 2021 writer in residence Gboyega Odubanjo’s Two stops short of Barking. We're also pleased to have The Arrivants, a book by the Race Today Collective, back in the Library.

We want to say a big thank you to those who nominated the books: Tavinder New, Kelly Jones, Joelle Mae David, Gboyega Odubanjo, Lena Smith, Lisa Roullier, Sam Whetton, Sophie Hope - it’s the nominations that make the Library so eclectic and specialist, and makes Rabbits Road institute Library so unique.

New Books:

A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving

Slug and other things i've been told to hate, by Hollie Mcnish

Do You Dream of Terra Two, by Temi Oh

Ban en Banlieue, by Bhanu Kapil

Two stops short of barking, by Gboyega Odubanjo

Kumukanda, by Kayo Chingonyi

The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla

The Banjo - Book one, by Elaine Spires

The Banjo - Book two, by Elaine Spires

Radical Essex, edited by Hayley Dixon and Joe Hill

Dagenham Girl Pipers, by Linda Rhodes

Goori Reader No.1: History, Memory and the Role of Cultural Organisations in Entrenching Colonisation in Australia and Beyond, by Dr. Gary Foley

Regeneration Songs: Sounds of Investment and Loss from East London, by Alberto Duman, Anna Minton, Dan Hancox, Malcolm James

Barking and Dagenham Through Time, by Micheal Foley

The Arrivants - a Pictorial Essay on Blacks in Britain, by The Race Collective


New books 2021