WITH an excerpt in the New York Times, a place in Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club and with it now being named Amazon’s book of 2016, Colson Whitehead’s latest novel The Underground Railroad arrives with a silo of hype and a bar set particularly high. Thankfully, the New York writer more than manages to meet these high expectations with a powerful, relentless novel that is tightly wrapped around a gripping story.
Sat, 31 Dec, 2016
AUSTRALIA'S government yesterday rejected accusations it had humiliated an outback Aboriginal community with a demand that indigenous children wash their faces twice a day to promote public health if the town is to be given a petrol pump.
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