Review: The Mourning Bird by Mubanga Kalimamukwento

"'NEVER LET AN OWL STAY, mwanake,' my father warned. 'Why, Tate?' I asked him. 'Because,' he replied, throwing a stone at the mango tree, 'they are a bad omen. They mourn at night so that we mourn in the morning.'"- The Mourning Bird, Mubanga Kalimamukwento The 1990s in Zambia were a devastating period of a … Continue reading Review: The Mourning Bird by Mubanga Kalimamukwento

Review: Harriet Rubin Gives Us A Machiavelli For Women With ‘The Princessa’

PRINCESSA: She who takes first place. There are books that have occupied a large space in the literary scene, in business, and in life, that have been written by men and mostly speak to men. I recently read The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli and although I could dissect the book, understand what it’s about and … Continue reading Review: Harriet Rubin Gives Us A Machiavelli For Women With ‘The Princessa’

A Review of Tara Westover’s ‘Educated’

“It’s strange how you give the people you love so much power over you.” ― Tara Westover, Educated Just after I reviewed Infidel: My Life by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, I read it again and just went back to the traumas and shocking details of her life. Then I found this book, Educated, and I just … Continue reading A Review of Tara Westover’s ‘Educated’

One Indian Girl by Chetan Bhagat

“Why do we need our men to praise and validate us in order for us to feel accomplished?”  Radhika Mehta is getting ready to get married this week. It’s going to be a big event; a destination wedding in Goa with a large number of family members from both her side and Brijesh's. She works … Continue reading One Indian Girl by Chetan Bhagat

The Carnivorous City by Toni Kan

“Lagos is a beast with bared fangs and a voracious appetite for human flesh.” Lagos is known for its restlessness, its hustle and rapidly growing population. It’s the economic engine of Nigeria but also humming with people trying to reach into its pockets for survival. I’ve read quite a number of modern Nigerian literature and … Continue reading The Carnivorous City by Toni Kan