Open Water – Book Review

Open Water by [Caleb Azumah Nelson]

Two young people meet at a pub in South East London. Both are Black British, both won scholarships to private schools where they struggled to belong, both are now artists – he a photographer, she a dancer – trying to make their mark in a city that by turns celebrates and rejects them. Tentatively, tenderly, they fall in love. But two people who seem destined to be together can still be torn apart by fear and violence.

At once an achingly beautiful love story and a potent insight into race and masculinity, Open Water asks what it means to be a person in a world that sees you only as a Black body, to be vulnerable when you are only respected for strength, to find safety in love, only to lose it. With gorgeous, soulful intensity, Caleb Azumah Nelson has written the most essential British debut of recent years.

No. of pages:- 151 pages

Date published :- 13th April 2021

Genre:- Romance

This is the story between two Black British students of Ghana origins who are both artists and meet in a pub in London and the love story between them.

I really like the style of the writing in this book. This is also a short and fast read but is also quiet unputdownable, as well. I was simply hooked into this mesmerizing love story–it develop as a friendship between the two and soon became a love story. Nonetheless, though I am not much a of romantic book fanatic, I enjoyed reading this book–worth four stars!

Thank You Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC–this review is based on my honest opinion.

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