So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed By Jon Ronson

Genre: Non-Fiction, Psychology Publication Date:2016 Social media plays a pivotal role in providing a platform for the voiceless. This is evident with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and other social justice issues that have long been disregarded. However, it also comes with a dark side that we all know about and may have even aided and abetted … Continue reading So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed By Jon Ronson

Serve the People: Stir-Fried Journey Through China by Jen Lin-Liu

Publication Date: 2009 Genre: Food Memoir, Travel Growing up in the 90s and early 2000s, my family enjoyed having Sunday dinners at Dragon's Pearl, a Chinese restaurant in Nairobi's CBD. In its heyday, the place would be packed at lunchtime as it was quite conveniently located and pocket friendly for  business lunch. Sadly, the place … Continue reading Serve the People: Stir-Fried Journey Through China by Jen Lin-Liu

We Are The Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer

In We Are The Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer reflects on the climate crisis from a deeply personal level. The book's title implies that collective individual actions on a socio-political level that will translate in reducing the impact of climate change. For him, it means better choices from the food we eat at breakfast and which … Continue reading We Are The Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer

Human(Kind) by Ashlee Eiland

Publication Date: April 2020 Genre: Non-Fiction, Essay Collection, Memoirs Growing up in an upper-middle-class family in the 1990s was anything but normal for Ashlee Eiland. In Human (Kind), EIland recalls outstanding moments where she felt straddled between two worlds and the constant struggle to become her own people. She also reflects on key moments where … Continue reading Human(Kind) by Ashlee Eiland

Friend by Paek Nam-Nyong

Translator: Immanuel Kim Publication Date: April 2020 Genre: Literary Fiction A woman in her thirties goes to the courthouse to file for a divorce, where she meets an eccentric judge who has to investigate her case before finalising it. Paek examines love, marriage and divorce in North Korea in the 1980s through the lives of … Continue reading Friend by Paek Nam-Nyong