Book Review: In a Free State (V.S. Naipaul)

I can’t believe it took me this long to finally read a book by acclaimed Trinidadian author V. S. Naipaul! For some uncanny reason his writing has not come on my reading path until now. In a Free State was therefore my first foray into Naipaul’s literary...
Behind the Scenes Children of the Ocean God: The Backstory Part 2

Behind the Scenes Children of the Ocean God: The Backstory Part 2

Picking up from where I left off in Part 1, in this blogpost I would like to share more about the genesis of my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean God. After making a decision on the title, I felt ready to dive into the thick of writing –...
Behind the Scenes Children of the Ocean God: The Backstory Part 2

Behind the Scenes Children of the Ocean God: The Backstory Part 1

It crossed my mind earlier this week, with the upcoming launch of Children of the Ocean God later this year, that it would be helpful to readers to dedicate a few blogs to the back story of my first historical fiction novel. Hence, with this post I would like to share...

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,...

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