‘Literary ghettos’: how do we make sure diverse authors are included in mainstream publishing?
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‘Literary ghettos’: how do we make sure diverse authors are included in mainstream publishing?


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I am drawing today’s discussion inspiration from author Nesrine Malik and her amazing book (seriously, go read it now!) We Need New Stories. In her chapter entitled “The Myth of the Reliable … Continue reading

The question of dignity and being a ‘people pleaser’ in Kazuo Ishiguro’s “The Remains of the Day”
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The question of dignity and being a ‘people pleaser’ in Kazuo Ishiguro’s “The Remains of the Day”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. It has already been said that Ishiguro’s novel is a beautiful study of Englishness. The book for me, like all of Ishiguro’s works I have read, is extremely soothing to read. Somehow, … Continue reading

Fluid Identity: what it means to be Bharati Mukherjee’s “Jasmine”
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Fluid Identity: what it means to be Bharati Mukherjee’s “Jasmine”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. “We murder who we were so we can rebirth ourselves in the image of our dreams.” (29) This is, for me, the most powerful sentence in Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine. In this one … Continue reading