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Salih, Tayeb

Season of Migration to the North – Tayeb Salih

Season of Migration to the North is a post-colonial book by Tayeb Salih, a Sudanese writer. The book is first published in Arabic in 1966, and translated to English in 1969. My edition is the NYRB classics with introduction by Laila Lalami (who’s born and raised in Morocco) and translated by Denys Johnson-Davies. Sudan became independent […]

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Forster, E. M.

A Room with a View – E. M. Forster

  A Room with a View was published in 1908, and my copy is the above beautiful Penguin English Library edition. I read this following the Edx course with BerkeleyX Book Club. BerkeleyX has focused on a few books for their book club programme, but this is the first time when the timing was right […]

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Maroh, Julie Talbot, Bryan Talbot, Mary M.

Blue is the Warmest Color / Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes

Two graphic novels I read most recently: Blue is the Warmest Color – Julie Maroh I watched Blue is the Warmest Color film 2 years ago and really liked it, and since then I’d been meaning to read the graphic novel it was based on. A visit to the library offered this opportunity. I don’t read […]

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Daoud, Kamel

The Meursault Investigation – Kamel Daoud

The Meursault Investigation (henceforth will be referred to as TMI) by Kamel Daoud is a response to the literary classic The Stranger / The Outsider by Albert Camus. I happen to read The Stranger last year, so when my GR book group chose this and that it was available to buy in Waterstones as their “Buy Books for […]

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Soyinka, Wole

Death and the King’s Horseman – Wole Soyinka

  Death and the King’s Horseman is a play by Wole Soyinka, a Nigerian and the first African to be honored the Nobel Prize in Literature. The play was published 1975, and Soyinka won the prize in 1986. I was reading this together with my GR book group. It also adds nicely to my Nobel […]