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Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:09 AM
Literature Queen, Shanique Sinclair, brought several of her book friends with her. But one of my absolute favourite books is ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’. ‘It’s always refreshing to read books that show women who take their lives into their
Literature Queen, Shanique Sinclair, brought several of her book friends with her. But one of my absolute favourite books is ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’. ‘It’s always refreshing to read books that show women who take their lives into their own hands. [Also], a beautifully flawed main character that leads us through a book of romance, old Hollywood with a tinge of suspense and plenty of drama!’
Nakeeta Nembhard shared that ‘Pleasantview’ by Celeste Mohammed was thoroughly enjoyable. ‘In this work of interconnected short stories, I thought the author skilfully wove each story to not only create the setting of the community but to depict how
Nakeeta Nembhard shared that ‘Pleasantview’ by Celeste Mohammed was thoroughly enjoyable. ‘In this work of interconnected short stories, I thought the author skilfully wove each story to not only create the setting of the community but to depict how the main characters of each story impacted each other across stories,’ said Nembhard.
‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, read by Diana Thorburn, is beautifully written. “It tells a story about an important historical period – the Biafran War – with balance, sensitivity, and grace. This book is as close to perfecti
‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, read by Diana Thorburn, is beautifully written. “It tells a story about an important historical period – the Biafran War – with balance, sensitivity, and grace. This book is as close to perfection as they come,” she revealed.
According to Kerry Sharper, ‘Born a Crime’ by Trevor Noah is a beautiful memoir. Sharper said he is an amazing author who has great storytelling skills and is able to invoke various emotions. ‘I laughed and cried while gaining insights into his life.
According to Kerry Sharper, ‘Born a Crime’ by Trevor Noah is a beautiful memoir. Sharper said he is an amazing author who has great storytelling skills and is able to invoke various emotions. ‘I laughed and cried while gaining insights into his life. I also gained a thorough history lesson of the world of apartheid and how it affected the social, political and economic atmosphere in the country, which was so interesting and relevant!’
Shannay Willaims is a lover of the book ‘Here Comes the Sun’ by Nicole Dennis-Benn for its moving and memorable writing. ‘The story speaks to a Jamaica that we all know but don’t often get to truly understand,’ she shared.
Shannay Willaims is a lover of the book ‘Here Comes the Sun’ by Nicole Dennis-Benn for its moving and memorable writing. ‘The story speaks to a Jamaica that we all know but don’t often get to truly understand,’ she shared.
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Books are the gateway to imagination, knowledge, understanding and creativity. They are a gift that you can open again and again. So to honour National Literacy Month, these fabulous bibliophiles celebrate with stories that captivated their minds and captured their hearts for September. See what they are reading in today’s Something Extra.