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Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2006)

     “I am Nigerian because a white man created Nigeria and gave me that identity. I am black because the    white man constructed 

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“The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller (2011) – tales of the unexpected

To say this is not the Iliad we all vaguely know and love is a slight understatement. The Trojans are indeed waging war in the background, and we are faintly aware that Penelope must be by now weaving furiously at her loom, while Odysseus reminds us at every turn that the gods have spoken and made their prophecies, so time is going to be of the essence as far as Achilles is concerned. 672 more words

Book Reviews

“We Need to Talk about Kevin” by Lionel Shriver (2003) – book review

Read a good while back, and subsequently watched the film starring Tilda Swinton, but now revisiting it in the light of it being the Orange /  369 more words

Book Reviews

Judging Women

The writer Nicola Griffith has recently published the results of quantifying the success – or largely otherwise – of books by women and books about women in a number of major literary awards. 1,949 more words

Baileys Women's Prize 2015

There are lots of debates to be had about Book Prizes and there have been years when I’ve missed them all together (usually due to being really disappointed by a rubbish long-list book).   1,183 more words

Baileys Prize

Best women's fiction of 2015

Formerly called the Orange Prize after the previous sponsor, the finalists for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction were announced recently.

Launched in 1996, the Prize is awarded annually and celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. 67 more words

Adult Fiction

Attempting to read the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist 2015

Every year, I eagerly await the announcement of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist (right back down to when it was the Orange Prize). It’s a list I have faith in, that I believe will deliver me a number of great reads. 629 more words

Baileys Prize