Umrigar, Thrity. “Everybody’s Son”

“Know Thyself” Everybody’s Son is about the coming of age of a young protagonist. Don’t be fooled- this book is not like other Bildungsromans. While the main character is a misfit, an orphan of sorts- he is not the one telling the story.  In fact, most of the important characters are not given a voice Read More…

Thomas, Angie. “The Hate U Give”

The Hate U Give is a book that revolves around the protagonist’s struggle to answer a simple question, “You okay, Starr-“  First a Huge shout out to Tupac’s THUG LIFE (The Hate U Give Little Infants F**s Everyone). Tupac used his words to inspire youth, celebrate life, tell it how it is; his words were Read More…

Chariandy, David. “Brother”

“It is a story, effectively vague, of a young man deeply “troubled,” and of a younger brother carrying “history” and a mother showing now the creep of “madness.”  Thank you David Chariandy, for writing your own blog within your own book! So, there you have it folks- this is what “Brother” is about. Hopefully you Read More…

Ile, Jowhor. “And After Many Days”.

Poetry is often described as the language of the soul. And as many of us believe, Poetry can transcend into different time periods, flow effortlessly between past, present and future- not necessarily in that order. While Jowhor Ile’s work is not one of poetry, it certainly contains that fluidity between different time periods, while revealing Read More…