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Americanah is the third novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Orange Prize winner Half of a Yellow Sun. Chimamanda tackles the enormous subject of race with such vitality and intelligence that you speed through the pages enchanted in this epic love story. Post a Q for our author webchat Tues 29 April 9-10pm.
Our non-fiction choice for April is the deeply moving and tragi-comic Maggie & Me by Damian Barr. Maggie (Thatcher) is a shadow presence in Barr's growing-up. Not a hate figure, nor an idol, but a catalyst to getting up and out of a difficult childhood: "Be strong, Maggie told us all. Get educated. Get away. That's what she said. I listened."
We're giving away 50 copies of Life Stinks!, the hilarious first book in the brand new Knightmare Series from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently. Following the misadventures of trainee knight Cedric Thatchbottom, the comical characters, battles, puns and poo are guaranteed to keep your DC's laughing.
Competition: To mark the publication of Suzi Witt's wonderful book Pretty Witty Cakes Book of Sugarcraft Characters, we're inviting you to share pictures of your sugarcraft creations to win an annual membership to Pretty Witty Cakes worth £99. Also try making Suzi's adorable zebra and alien characters.