Review: The Tears of the Black Man By Alain Mabanckou

Author: Alain Mabanckou Translator: Dominic Thomas Publication Date: July 2018 Publisher: Indiana University Press Pages: 86 (Paperback) Genre: Essay Collection, Non-Fiction Alain Mabanckou is an author that I used to ignore when I went to the bookshop...until I started learning French a few months ago and he kept popping up in our textbooks as one … Continue reading Review: The Tears of the Black Man By Alain Mabanckou

Auschwitz Lullaby by Mario Escobar

Title: Auschwitz Lullaby Author: Mario Escobar Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: 07 August 2018 Genre: WWII Historical Fiction Despite being of Aryan descendent, Helene is not able to get her Gypsy husband and five children spared in Hitler's Germany. Hence, she joins her family when deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Her decision baffles Nazi officials: Aryan women … Continue reading Auschwitz Lullaby by Mario Escobar

2 For 1 Reviews: Ghachar Ghochar & Memoirs of a Muhindi

One of my most vivid memories of growing up in the 90s in Kenya was spending my Sundays watching Indian shows like Junoon. Indian culture fascinates me because it is seemingly part of Kenyan everyday life from the masala tea, chapati, samosa, chevda (I had to mention all my favourite foods) but yet I barely … Continue reading 2 For 1 Reviews: Ghachar Ghochar & Memoirs of a Muhindi

The Girl Who Beat ISIS by Farida Khalaf

Title: The Girl Who Beat¬† ISIS: My Story Author: Farida Khalaf Translator: Andrea C. Hoffman Page Numbers: 224 Publisher: Square Peg, Vintage Publishing Publishing Date: July 6, 2016 I truly believe that situations never occur by accident...The other day I caught a re-run of the TV series, Bones and this particular episode, Brennan and Booth … Continue reading The Girl Who Beat ISIS by Farida Khalaf