Book Review: Born a Crime

Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime tells the autobiographical story of Noah’s childhood and upbringing through apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa. This novel was highly recommended and after almost a year of putting it off, I finally decided to read it. Trevor Noah uses humour to portray the hardships and dangers of being a mixed-race childContinue reading “Book Review: Born a Crime”

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”

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”

Girl, Woman, Other

Girl woman other is a book that explores the different experiences of girl, women and others in the UK. Bernardine Evaristo’s gripping tale of diversity in the experiences of womanhood made this a novel that was very difficult to put down. One could not help but feel passionately about the characters and their experiences, fromContinue reading “Girl, Woman, Other”

Book Review: An American Marriage

An American Marriage is a novel that explores the lives of a recently married couple, moments before one of them is wrongly imprisoned for a crime that they did not commit. The novel delves into the development and transformation of their marriage through the trial, incarceration and post-incarceration. For this book review, I have decidedContinue reading “Book Review: An American Marriage”