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Celebrate St George's Day with English authors

A few years ago a colleague asked me to recommend a novel or a writer that would epitomise England. It was a question I found nigh on impossible to answer at the time. 601 more words

Reading Reflections

"History often had plans of its own..."

Note: This post is the sixteenth installment in my author’s commentary for Eternal Empire, covering Chapter 17. You can read the previous installments here… 962 more words

Writing

How Personal Essays Inspired Me in my First Post-Grad Year

Nowadays I know the true reason I read is to feel less alone, to make a connection with a consciousness other than my own.”

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Commentary

NW by Zadie Smith

It’s been almost 15 years since Zadie Smith’s White Teeth blew her onto the literary scene as a major star-in-making. I’ve only read her debut and some of her short stories and essays, her observations and detailed commentary belying her tender years but there’s something so assured and sassy about her point of view and style, a mixture of the postmodern with traditional literature which just works. 674 more words

Books

White Teeth

“What was it about this unlovable century that convinced us we were, despite everything, eminently lovable as a people, as a species? What made us think that anyone who fails to love us is damaged, lacking, malfunctioning in some way?

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Books

Books that buck the stereotypes

Some eye-opening statistics came out in the Writing the Future report saying that publishing companies are not at all diverse when it comes to the books they publish. 184 more words

Book Review: White Teeth

Author: Zadie Smith

Genre: Literary Fiction

Synopsis: Goodreads

Rating: ★★★★☆

This is my very first Zadie Smith novel and she did not disappoint. I mean, Zadie Smith definitely knows how to write and it’s one of the most interesting and insightful aspects of this book. 259 more words

White Teeth