Hope & Glory is the debut novel from Jendella Benson.
Being set in Peckham, with a cast primarily from Nigeria I found the book highly relatable. It covered a variety of themes including joint enterprise, religion and a family secret.
One thing I really appreciated was how Benson delved into the different ways in which blackness (particularly West Africaness) is experienced in Britain. It really made me reflect on my own experiences and how they relate to the wider societal context.
Due to the plot being very much character driven, I can definitely see this book being turned into a mini series, and I am looking forward to seeing what Benson does next.
***Thank you Netgalley and Orion Publishing for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.***
Hope and Glory is available wherever you get your books.