Ender Başkan

Ender Başkan is a bookseller at Readings Carlton.


Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir by Akwaeke Emezi

Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir is written as a collection of letters to friends. It’s both exhilarating and exhausting – like a friend calling you up and unloading their dramas onto you – but …

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The Other Half of You by Michael Mohammed Ahmad

Michael Mohammed Ahmad is a force. His appearance on the ABC’s Q&A in 2018 is burnt into my brain. Never before had I witnessed such a scorching critique of racism in Australia on TV. While host Tony…

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No Document by Anwen Crawford

I place my review copy of Anwen Crawford’s No Document on the ledge under the mirror at my hairdresser appointment. The book is full of coloured tags and my hairdresser, who has just told me she was …

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Coming of Age in the War on Terror by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Since 9/11, Muslim communities have become one of the most frequently targeted minorities in Australia. From tabloid media and political rhetoric to the national curriculum, the Australian imaginary …

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