Book Review · Contemporary · South Asian

The Name of Red by Beena Khan

“The men watched with fascination as she opened a book and bowed her head in it. It looked like she was avoiding the crowd, and she appeared to want to blend in. It was impossible though since she’d already caught the attention of her audience by simply standing out in her red dress.” The Name… Continue reading The Name of Red by Beena Khan

Book Review · Contemporary · South Asian

The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya

“With every item she tossed into the washer’s gaping mouth, she dissected every sentence she could recall saying to Neela, analysing the implications of her words and how they might have been interpreted.” The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya is an #OwnVoices South Asian-Canadian contemporary novel about two uniquely separate musicians that formulate a friendship after… Continue reading The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya

Book Review · Chinese Lit · Fantasy

The Prelude to Insurrection by J.C. Kang

“Jie’s heart leaped into her throat. How had she not heard someone approach on the nightingale floors, or even open the door? She spun around, hand reaching for her bladed hairpin.” Prelude to Insurrection by J.C. Kang is short story introduction to the author’s expansive #OwnVoices Chinese adult fantasy series, Legends of Tivara. It follows… Continue reading The Prelude to Insurrection by J.C. Kang

Ramadan Readathon · Readathon

A Celebration of Muslim Authors via the 2020 Ramadan Readathon

Ramadan is my favourite month in the year. Ever since I was a child, it has been a source of immense comfort and hope. Throughout the month as I join my family and fellow Muslims in fasting, I am able to reflect on a myriad of things that help me find significant gratitude within my… Continue reading A Celebration of Muslim Authors via the 2020 Ramadan Readathon

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