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“The Thing Around Your Neck” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2009) – book review

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a novelist with a strong voice and a heavy axe to grind. She is unafraid to stand tall and proclaim her concerns about her people: she writes about the Biafran war and how it tears apart … Continue reading

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“How To Be Both” by Ali Smith (2014) – book review

Ali Smith is a genius. She is undoubtedly a contender for ‘author of the year’. And this is quite possibly the write-up of the times (hers, not mine, goes without saying), although the jacket cover, while being very alluring, is … Continue reading

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“The End of the Affair” by Graham Greene (1951) – book review

After reluctantly putting this book down, couldn’t help but ignorantly wonder if parts of this book were autobiographical, particularly in terms of the recurring religious theme. Help was forthcoming in terms of the New York Times review (written in 1951, … Continue reading

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“The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt (2013) – book review

What to say about “The Goldfinch” that hasn’t already been said before? This has got to be one of the most talked-about and hyped up launches of last year : Donna Tartt, infamous for being somewhat reclusive and producing a … Continue reading

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