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

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

García Márquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold is all categories of enthralling.

Title: Chronicle of a Death Foretold Author: Gabriel García Márquez Originally published: 1981 The morning after the festivities of Angela Vicario’s wedding, Santiago wakes with no idea that the bride’s brothers are on their way to kill him. On the same night of Angela’s wedding her husband Bayardo San Roman discovered that she was not a … Continue reading García Márquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold is all categories of enthralling.