Hausa Blue by Kate Abley (Book Review #1105)


Hausa blue is an alternative history book about a world where the monarchy is a fraud and the Queen is an imposter. A commoner has exposed their identity with a different skin tone. There are strong female characters, and the premise is filled with historical, contemporary and even some science fiction elements that make it a great read.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Empire has been commanded by a royal family whose African, Indian and British branches have encompassed a third of the globe since 1814. But when Dipa’s older brother, Kaushik, who is now a Deputy in a Transitional Council, discovers that it was her who sparked his revolution, she finds out that it’s chaos out there now.

This is the second book from the author and tells of Dipa, a dressmaker’s daughter and her role in a world bursting with multi-racial royalty, revolution, and dresses. The literature, therefore, represents an era where I believe it is essential to discuss. I enjoyed the story, especially because it is based in London.

I recommend this book to those who like to read fictional tales.

Written by Jeyran Main

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