Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, novelist and short story writer, recommends…

(CLASSIC: from The Garden Party and Other Stories, Penguin)

Because it is delicate and lovely but still engages with the realities of class in a very powerful way.

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(MODERN: from Self Help, Faber)

Because it’s funny and wry, written in a staccato style that is self-conscious and ironic, but it also manages to be full of emotion and truth.

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