Warlight, Washington Black among Barack Obama's 'favourite books of the year'
Novels by two Canadian authors have made Barack Obama's yearly list of his favourite books.
The novel follows a slave boy named George Washington Black from his childhood of brutality and despair on a plantation in Barbados to his eventual escape and globe-trotting adventures as he searches for the meaning of true freedom.
In his latest novel, Ondaatje once again revisits the Second World War, this time through the eyes of a young brother and sister living in post-war London whose parents have departed for Singapore, leaving the siblings in the care of a mysterious man named the Moth and his group of eccentric associates.
Barack Obama's list also included Zadie Smith's Feel Free, An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, Amitava Kumar's Immigrant Montana, which he spoke with Eleanor Wachtel on Writers & Company about — and of course, his wife Michelle Obama's bestselling memoir Becoming.
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