Reading Group No.2: ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

'Some young men were carrying a coffin with NIGERIA written on it in white chalk; they raised it up, mock solemnity on their faces. Then they placed it down and pulled their shirts off and started to dig a shallow hole in the ground. When they lowered the coffin into the hole, a cheer rose …

Reading Group No. 1: ‘The Newlyweds’ by Nell Freudenberger

Blurb (from the back of the book) 'Amina met George online. Within months she has left her home in Bangladesh and is living in George's house in the American suburbs. Theirs is a very twenty-first-century union, forged from afar yet echoing the traditions of the arranged marriage. But as Amina struggles to find her place in …