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We’ve listed 6 book recommendations from some of our BAME In Hospitality members. Check out the book recommendations below!

1. You and I Eat the Same by Chris Ying and Rene Redzepi

Available on Amazon: £10:99

Read by Chef and F&B Consultant Jay Majoria. A book that proposes that immigration is fundamental to cuisine, and that good food is the common ground between different cultures.


The book cover for Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

2. Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Available on Amazon: £12.99

Read by Restauranteur April Jackson. Set in a middle-class neighbourhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherpoon’s two families – the public one, and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows that they are sisters.


The book cover for You're Not Listening by Kate Murphy

3. You’re Not Listening by Kate Murphy

Available on Amazon £12.99

Read by Head of Sales Charlene Richards. Listening is something you do or don’t do every day. While you might take listening for granted, how well you listen , to whom, and under what circumstances determines your life course – for good or ill.


The book cover for The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

4. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Available on Amazon £10.00

Read by CEO Uma Satkuman. The sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the theoretic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within.


The book cover for Don't Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri

5. Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri

Available on Amazon £8.19

Read by Chef/Co-Founder Anthea Stephenson. Don’t touch my hair proves that far from being only hair, black hairstyling culture can be understood as an allegory for black oppression and, ultimately, liberation.


The book cover for The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano

6. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano

Available on Amazon £8.95

Read by Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell. A powerful, terrifying, uplifting and true story of the life of a slave, stolen from Africa, his life as a slave to an officer of the British Navy to him winning his freedom. An Important historical work and a true story.