Review: Jazz by Toni Morrison

“What’s the world for you if you can’t make it up the way you want it?” The early 20th century marked the growth of jazz music in America. In the 1920’s the music spread into parts such as New Orleans, and Harlem, the ‘City’ where we find the characters in Jazz. The music began wayContinue reading “Review: Jazz by Toni Morrison”

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 ofContinue 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 andContinue reading “Review: Harriet Rubin Gives Us A Machiavelli For Women With ‘The Princessa’”