Review: Things Fall Apart

Review: Things Fall Apart

Title: Things Fall Apart Author: Chinua Achebe Rating: 3/5 ★★★☆☆ Set against the backdrop of colonial times, this book is written with a political agenda of showcasing that impact of modernism on the lives of Nigerian communities. This story permeated within me a sense of empathy towards the lost and forgotten cultures who fell victim to [...]

Review: Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Review: Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Title: Chronicle of a Death Foretold Author: Gabriel García Márquez Rating: 3.5/5 ★★★½ A sense of amazement struck me when within a few pages Santiago Nasar was murdered by the Vicario brothers who were seeking vengeance for the honor of their sister. Quite opposed to a murder fiction where the murderer is to be identified throughout [...]

Review: Sultana’s Dream and Padmarag

Review: Sultana’s Dream and Padmarag

Title: Sultana’s Dream and Padmarag Author: Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain Rating: 3.5/5 ★★★½ Sultana’s Dream and Padmarag is one of the rare bold texts written by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain which experiments with the existing and prevalent gender binary in our society. Hossain was a Bengali writer, social activist, educationist and advocate of female rights. Each year, [...]

Review-Half Of A Yellow Sun

Review-Half Of A Yellow Sun

Title: Half Of A Yellow Sun Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Rating: 4/5 ★★★★☆ A sense of melancholy permeated within me while I was comfortably reading on a Sunday morning, marveling at Adichie's recollection of the struggles of a forgotten time. Set against the backdrop of Nigeria-Biafra war of 1967-70, I felt a constant emotional pull as the story [...]

Review-Animal Farm

Review-Animal Farm

Title: Animal Farm Author: Goerge Orwell Rating: 4.5/5 ★★★★½ All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. - Goerge Orwell There are times when you pick up a book with an objective of a light read something which soothes your mind in the midst of a tiring day. Animal Farm is one [...]

Review-The Kite Runner

Review-The Kite Runner

Title: The Kite Runner Author: Khalid Hosseini Rating: 4/5 ★★★★☆ "If someone were to ask me today whether the story of Hassan, Sohrab, and me ends with happiness, I wouldn’t know what to say. Does anybody's? After all, life is not a Hindi movie. Zendagi migzara, Afghans like to say: Life goes on, unmindful of beginning, [...]