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"Full Human Being": Female Characters Tackling Misogyny

In chapter 4 of Americanah, Adichie introduces us to an important female character and develops Ifemelu’s status as a take-no-trash powerhouse woman. After false rumors are spread about Obinze’s mother fighting (and beating) a male colleague, Ifemelu discovers the truth. 373 more words


Ophelia's Lay

A ballad, re-imagining Ophelia’s story.

by the mossy stream, there, we lay
as the rosy dawn shone its way
over spring-fed fields, green, and gay, and laughing with me… 351 more words


What happened on World Book Day

World Book Day comes but once a year and it sees children dressing up as their favourite book characters, taking their favourite books to school and really engaging with reading. 562 more words


Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017: My hopes

With a week to go until the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist is announced (8th March), I thought I’d put together a post on the novels I hope to see on there. 879 more words

Baileys Women's Prize For Fiction

Book Review: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Obey, obey, obey, then do what you want.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See

Whenever I look back on the books I’ve read and reviewed on this blog, they remind me of certain times in my life. 586 more words


Wednesdays with Writers: Luminous debut author Sarah Domet talks about how she struggled with story structure, how her book, THE GUINEVERES is all about the universal themes of hope, suffering, storytelling, when to break the rules, and so much more

By Leslie Lindsay 

Let me introduce you to this luminous debut, THE GUINEVERES, brimming with wisdom about four girls caught in the throes of a war, their own burgeoning sense of self, fought with religious strife. 1,558 more words

Write On Wednesday

Day 16: Ismat Chughtai

I first read Ismat Chughtai’s highly acclaimed and highly controversial “Lihaaf” as a teenager, relatively ignorant of the intricacies of gender and sexuality. I read it again several years later when I was not quite so innocent, or perhaps, ignorant, anymore. 314 more words

365 Days, 365 Women