Gun Island: Amitav Ghosh

Review by Imran Ali Khan Amitav Ghosh’s new book, Gun Island (Penguin, Random House), has come to us three years since his last book, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable, where Ghosh contemplates the dangers of climate change, “At exactly the time when it has become clear that global warming is in every …

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Ann Morgan on Reading

Ann Morgan considered herself well read — until she discovered the "massive blindspot" on her bookshelf. Amid a multitude of English and American authors, there were very few books from beyond the English-speaking world. So she set an ambitious goal: to read one book from every country in the world over the course of a …

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In Other Words

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri is a beautiful read that explores the relationship between a writer, language and the nature of the self. The book explores the writer's relationship with Italian, a language she had heard and was consumed by when she travelled to Italy as a grad student and her later engagement with …

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Half of a Yellow Sun: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Imran Ali Khan It took me a while to get to this book but when I finally did it consumed me. It kept me up all night and haunted me well after I was done with it. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun tells the story of two sisters and their …

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