Synopsis Lupe Wong is going to be the first female pitcher in the Major Leagues. She’s also championed causes her whole young life. Some worthy…like expanding the options for race on school tests beyond just a few bubbles. And some not so much…like complaining to the BBC about the length between Doctor Who seasons. LupeContinue reading “Book Tour+Review- Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera|#OwnVoices, Asian-Latinx Representation”
‘Come On In’, a collection of stories based on the collective human experience of immigration, focusses on every aspect of it- pain, stress, grief and loss of one’s identity. These stories strike a chord because of the themes they represent. While parents make most of the decisions when it comes to immigration (legal or not), it is the children who have to adjust the most, leaving behind the land and the language they were born into. Likewise, kids born to immigrant parents fail to find their identity and struggle to establish a home for themselves.
In Aniesha Brahma’s ‘The Backyard Tales’, a magical world comes alive through everyday characters, furry friends and a sinister mystery that eventually unfolds into a great story.
‘The Death of Vivek Oji’ is a window to a world tainted by injustice, at the centre of which is a bubble, one that offers protection and love, created by friends who want the best for you. Held within its embrace is Vivek Oji, fiercely in terms with his sexuality despite the scorns of the society and the abandonment by the people he loves the most.
Review Nonet, as the name suggests, is a collection of nine stories unlike each other,up connected together with a prose that is consistent, immersive and enthralling.Sonali’s understanding of human emotions is tender- a father’s love for his son, the basic human desire to escape the reality, a couple trying to spice up their married life,Continue reading “Nonet by Sonali Dabade- a Book Review”
Whirligig Whirligig, set during the American Civil War, isn’t exactly a war story. It is essentially about one man’s desire to keep his promise to his childhood friend, one that takes him to Tennesse as a part of a group of soldiers who are fighing in the war. Clara and Shire, our two friends areContinue reading “Whirligig and The Copper Road by Richard Buxton- a review”
Many of us have the privilege (and the audacity) to say that tragedies associated with Dalit lives are just news to us. We read about them during our morning tea or a passing glance to a news update on our phones. No matter what we say, the lack of knowledge among masses and representation inContinue reading “Book Review: Coming Out as Dalit by Yashica Dutt|A Memoir|”
1971. Stanford University. San Francisco Two girls, Charley and Julia find themselves amidst people with abilities almost similar to theirs. They are gifted children, some have been hiding their abilities, while the others- not so much. As they are grouped together in the prestigious Stanford University, away from their home and into a set ofContinue reading “Book Review: Extraordinary Lies by Jennifer Alsever|Two gifted kids, a series of bizarre experiments and a country with shady motives|”
Shreyansh’s love for Murakami shines through the pages of his first novella, The Many Realities of that Rainy Summer. K, a video game enthusiast has been having recurring dreams of being lost in a mansion, the walls pressing on him and mysteries lying in plain sight. His lifestyle isn’t the most healthy one, which consistsContinue reading “Book Review: The Many Realities of that Rainy Summer by Shreyansh Katsura”
A quick recap: Daevabad has fallen. Ghassan has been killed by a mysterious vapor crafted by Manizheh. Thousands of Djinns are dead and a few more are trapped in Daevabad, which has lost it’s ancient magic, it’s veil of fog faded and is now accesible to the outer world. Muntadhir has been chained, Ali hasContinue reading “Book Review: The Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty|Conquests, shifting loyalties and forbidden magic|”