The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid (Hardback) – Our Review


Our Review…

‘The Last White Man’ is such a great book, from the very first page it takes you off guard as you are struck by the story that is an unexpected delight.

On an ordinary morning, Anders wakes up to discover that his once white skin is now dark and understandably perplexity is felt throughout his being. Initially, Anders does not tell anyone except his long-term friend and very recent romantic connection, Oona.

But, soon enough, Anders realises he is not alone in his predicament as many other people are encountering the same situation across the land.

As Anders begins life in his new skin, he discovers that the world around him has changed dramatically merely based on this one difference. While others believe the debilitating societal structures are being overturned once and for all.

Ultimately, we see the world through the eyes of Anders as he encounters himself, his profound desire for love and the world around him. We look on from the shadows and are confronted by our own bias, while having our walls down immersed in the incredible writing of Mousin Hamad.

A truly eye-opening book.

Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books

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