The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett


As millions take to the streets to protest against white supremacy and police brutality towards black lives, The Vanishing Half dives headfirst into the meaning of racism in America following a pair of twins, one who chooses to 'pass' as a white woman, whilst the other embraces her black heritage. Spanning four decades from the 1950s, this story is a powerful exploration of race and racism and hands down the best and most relevant fiction I've read this year. - Simone