PoC News in America

This past week saw the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. While the nation mourned, many people of color could not forget the violence and Islamophobia that emerged #afterSeptember11. Read More PoC News in America

Reading the Man Booker Prize 2014: The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee

First of all, the title of this book has been confusing a few people in my life. Neel Mukherjee’s novel has nothing to do with the movie of the same name, about a Stasi spy in East Germany. It’s set in India in the 1960s and chronicles the unravelling lives of the Ghosh family in Calcutta. It’s long, and it’s epic, so of course I loved it. It’s also very good. Read More Reading the Man Booker Prize 2014: The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee

Reading the Man Booker Prize 2013: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

This book made me cry. That might not sound like much of an endorsement if you are forced to appear in public during the day, or don’t fancy soppy novels, or think it means the book is horrible, but it’s not like that. Let me explain. Read More Reading the Man Booker Prize 2013: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri