Life Lessons from Michelle Obama’s “Becoming”
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Life Lessons from Michelle Obama’s “Becoming”

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Michelle Obama’s memoir is a bestseller for all the right reasons. Regardless of your political affiliations and opinions, this book reflects a new era in politics. The lines between politicians and the … Continue reading

Yaa Gyasi in Zurich and a Review of “Homegoing”
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Yaa Gyasi in Zurich and a Review of “Homegoing”

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Anyone who lives abroad knows how hard it can be to engage with literature from your mother tongue. For me, living in Switzerland means that German is a regular part of my … Continue reading

Review: “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas
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Review: “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas

“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?” Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. This is the most important book for American literature in 2017. In fact, I … Continue reading

Reading Colour: a review of Toni Morrison’s “God Help The Child”
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Reading Colour: a review of Toni Morrison’s “God Help The Child”

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. The first book I ever from Toni Morrison was The Bluest Eye. It has stayed with me since I first opened its pages and it still has a special place in my … Continue reading

Shades of Domestic Violence in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Purple Hibiscus”
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Shades of Domestic Violence in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Purple Hibiscus”

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Adichie’s novel “Purple Hibiscus” is like her other novels: a close look at family dynamics with a particular focus on women and the conflict of Nigerian traditions versus the influences of the … Continue reading