Book Review: Arrow of God (Chinua Achebe)

Book Review: Arrow of God (Chinua Achebe)

“ …When a handshake passes the elbow it becomes another thing.” Arrow of God, by critically acclaimed Nigerian writer, Chinua Achebe, is an allegory about the struggle between tradition and modernism in colonial Nigeria, told through the lens of an Igbo fetish priest,...
Book Review: The Murmur of Bees (Sofía Segovia)

Book Review: The Murmur of Bees (Sofía Segovia)

The Murmur of Bees was a thoroughly enjoyable read from cover to cover. The beautiful, emotionally charged, lyrical prose of Sofía Segovia had me hooked from the start. This is a heart-warming tale about the vicissitudes of a landed Mexican family, which is set...
Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)

Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)

“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.” A Thousand Splendid Suns is one of the best books that I have read in ages. The sheer beauty and intensity of Khaled Hosseini’s...
Book Review: I Know  Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)

Book Review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Maya Angelou’s autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The beginning in which she describes her life growing up in Stamps, Arkansas with her grandmother, Momma Henderson, and her crippled uncle, Uncle Willie, was enthralling....
Book Review: The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Book Review: The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Although I have heard for some time about The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, I have only recently managed to get around to reading this critically acclaimed novel. In fact, what prompted me to dive into it was another book that I recently read, Norwegian Wood,...
Book Review: Norwegian Wood (Haruki Murakami)

Book Review: Norwegian Wood (Haruki Murakami)

From start to finish Haruki Murakami had me enthralled by his novel Norwegian Wood. I literally could not put this book down until I finished it. In fact, after a slow start due to business related travel, I completed the remaining three quarters of Norwegian Wood in...

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