Book Review | On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

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

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Book Review | The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

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

Book Review | Crossfire by Malorie Blackman

We’re back in a universe where the light-skinned Noughts have historically been second-class citizens to the dark-skinned Crosses. Three decades after the first book in the series (and one of my all-time favourite reads), society has changed dramatically. There is now a Nought Prime Minister – something that would have been unthinkable in the past. … Continue reading Book Review | Crossfire by Malorie Blackman

Book Review | An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Roy and Celestial are newlyweds living in Atlanta. Roy is charming, proud, and stubborn, Celestial his independent, artistic, talented wife. Their marriage is still very much in its infancy when something life-altering happens. While staying in the fictional town of Eloe, Louisiana, visiting Celestials’ parents, Roy will be accused of raping a woman in a … Continue reading Book Review | An American Marriage by Tayari Jones