Ayobami Adebayo’s debut novel Stay With Me tells the story of a couple who attempt to rise beyond the traditional attitudes of the Nigerian culture.
Happy 2018, everyone! I wish you all a new year filled with love, joy, and good books. Here are my top 5 picks for general fiction and mystery/thriller for 2017.
‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’ by Azar Nafisi recounts her experience teaching Western literature to seven bold and committed female students in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Octavia Butler’s Kindred illustrates the complexities and nuances of slavery and the racial attitudes of the time.
Set in the future, the United States government has been replaced by a totalitarian theocracy, where everybody has their own designated place.
A young man in a quest to find a falling star, but found his true love and himself instead.
Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being is a meditation on how time passes and how we live as it does.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak follows the story of Liesel Meminger and her life in Molching, a fictional small town near Munich, under Nazi Germany.