Book Review: Notes of a Native Son (James Baldwin)

Of the books by James Baldwin that I have read so far (The Fire Next Time, No Name In the Street and Notes of a Native Son), this was the one I enjoyed the least. Notes of a Native Son reads like a random collection of rants from Baldwin about his life growing up as a...

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)

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 Fire Next Time (James Baldwin)

Powerful, poignant and punctilious. These are for me the most apt words to describe The Fire Next Time. The two essays (My Dungeon Shook and Down at the Cross) comprising this tome reveal very deep insights and understanding of the ‘problem of race’ and of...
Behind the Scenes: What drives me to write Children of the Ocean God?

Behind the Scenes: What drives me to write Children of the Ocean God?

I am happy to report that I am now nearly finished with the second part of Children of the Ocean God. With almost a hundred pages under my belt, the novel is beginning to take shape as I have envisioned. Currently, I am writing about the initial phase of the Second...

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