Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Giveaway! Forest Gate by Peter Akinti

Forest Gate by Peter Akinti is a brand new novel from Free Press/Simon and Schuster.  It is described as:
"A shattering, poetic and raw first novel set among young Somalian refugees in the slums of London - beginning with a double suicide and ending with a rebirth."

Akinti is described as "a modern day Richard Wright."  This is a brand new Feb 2010 paperback release.  A great multicultural read to explore Somali culture as well as the concept of acclimatizing to a new culture.

Giveaway is open to followers only.  Leave your email address in the comment section (or if you'd prefer to keep your email private, leave a comment then get back to me via email).  I need an email address to contact you.  On March 21, I will use a random generator to select a winner.  Once contacted, you'll need to respond within 48 hours with a mailing address and I'll send it right out.  A review published to your own website would be appreciated but is not required.  Contact me via email if you have any questions.


  1. Sounds like an interesting read. Can you enter me? Thanks!

  2. I'm a new follower and found your blog through book blogs. Your giveaway rules are so clearly stated!

    The book sounds interesting. After having relocated countries five times I'm always drawn to stories about exile, emigration, and being culturally displaced.
    Please count me in.

    gaby317nyc at

  3. I love first novels and this one sound great.
    and I am a follower..

  4. Sounds fascinating, please do enter me! I'm a new follower...come over from Library Thing. :)

    thetometraveller *at* yahoo *dot* com

  5. Sign me up please-I have read some positive reviews about this book
    chocolateand croissants at yahoo dot com

  6. I'm a new follower :)

  7. I'm a follower. Would love to win this book.

    Come to Http://
    I have a good giveaway going on.

  8. WINNER! By random selection the Tome Traveller (Carey) has won the title and has been contacted via email. If she doesn't get back to me within 48 hours, I will have the generator select another name.
    Thanks to all! Amy

  9. I would love to win, read and review Forest Gate. I want to read this book so badly.


  10. Ooooh, I'm too late. (sniff, sniff)