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Book Review: ‘In The Palace Of Flowers’ by Victoria Princewill

By |2021-02-21T19:11:32+02:00February 20th, 2021|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Reviews, Reviews Featured, Reviews Latest|Tags: , , , , , |

The inspiration for Victoria Princewill’s debut novel was the first person account of Jamila Habashi, an enslaved African woman in Iran. A letter written by Jamila, dated 1905, is included in the book and is

Of Melanin, Mahrams, Mahr and Marriage: ‘Bridgerton’ in Review

By |2021-01-24T19:48:59+02:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Reviews, Reviews Featured, Reviews Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Guilty as charged - I binged Bridgerton. The first Netflix-Shonda Rhimes production is essentially a Jane Austen-meets-Gossip Girl-meets-softcore-porn soap opera. Was this the best television I’ve watched in a while? I mean, no. But it’s

Exploitation Disguised as Empowerment: A Review of ‘Little Birds’

By |2020-12-17T13:53:48+02:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Reviews, Reviews Featured, Reviews Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Set in the ‘international zone’ of Tangier in the mid 1950s, prior to Moroccan independence, Sky Atlantic’s Little Birds seemed like the perfect escape to wind down the year. The show takes its title and

Book Review: ‘The Runaways’ by Fatima Bhutto

By |2020-11-19T13:31:02+02:00November 19th, 2020|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Reviews, Reviews Featured, Reviews Latest|Tags: , , , , , |

This novel embodies radical empathy. It’s radical to understand the lives of the radicalised; to understand what it is that made them take their path. Fatima Bhutto gives a counter-narrative of three radicalised teenagers that

Book Review: ‘The Mountains Sing’ by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

By |2020-11-19T13:30:52+02:00November 19th, 2020|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Reviews, Reviews Featured, Reviews Latest|Tags: , , , , , , |

“For my grandmother who perished in the Great Hunger, for my grandfather, who died because of the Land Reform; and for my uncle, whose youth the Viet Nam War consumed […]” I only had to

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