Book Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude is a novel that Salman Rushdie called ‘the greatest novel in any language of the last fifty years’. The novel follows the life of the Buendia family in the small town of Macondo through one hundred years. The story is filled with shocking revelations containing both scienceContinue reading “Book Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude”

Re-Education Through Rap

One thing I’ve been enjoying this week, is learning about Black History through rap. I’ve found myself falling in love with rap again and being moved by the poetry of the lyrics. It has been a re-education of things that I thought I once knew. One song that has been on repeat throughout the weekContinue reading “Re-Education Through Rap”

If Not Now, Then When?

I stood on the packed metropolitan line train, going over the muddled and angry thoughts that were racing through my head. I hadn’t been this angry in a very long time. As commuters shuffled in and out of the train at Finchley Road, I scurried to find an empty seat. I sat down, took outContinue reading “If Not Now, Then When?”

Book Review: White Teeth

White Teeth, a novel by Zadie Smith, unravels the lives of two soldiers who fought in World War II and the friendship that stems from their shared experience. The novel follows the two men back to London, intertwining their wives and children. It explores the racial identity of immigrants in the UK and the treatmentContinue reading “Book Review: White Teeth”

Nature’s Call

One of the best things that has happened due to lockdown is that I am able to spend more time with nature. I have been able to discover places in my local area that are filled with lush greeneries and even some body of water. Living in London usually contains the hurry and bustle ofContinue reading “Nature’s Call”