Women. We make up half the human race, and yet for so many of us, our very existence is an abhorrence. Women’s lives are simply worth less than their male counterparts. Sue Lloyd-Roberts, a masterful journalist, doesn’t shy away from showing us the full spectrum of life as a women – and the horrors they face – all over the world. Meticulously researched, referenced and recounted in a precise yet very human way, it is essential reading.
Born into a society in ruins after a catastrophic war, a boy – known only as Little Dog – and his mother flee Vietnam for a life in America – to be precise, the tenements of Hartford, Connecticut, a place of unbearable winters and drug addicts and thin apartment walls, where a few miles away … Continue reading Book Review | On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Here we have three stories of Gilead: one from a pillar of the regime, one from a commander’s daughter who has grown up in that society, and one a voice from the outside who comes in. Atwood returns to the world she created in 1985, a world which is as relevant as ever (see my … Continue reading Book Review | The Testaments by Margaret Atwood