Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall is another book which found its way into my birthday book haul and which I have finally found the time to read. Although the media has stopped reporting as heavily on the issues brought into the limelight by the Black Lives Matter movement, it doesn't mean we need to stop … Continue reading Review: Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall
Alongside teaching from home, learning a language and getting on top of the DIY, I never imagined that people would be taking the time to write lockdown erotica.
One of the classics of science fiction, The City and the Stars really digs into elements of our modern lives which continue to unsettle us, and asks key questions about what it means to be human.
When I decided to get back into reading poetry, I was expecting to be reading about the big questions in life. Who knew it could be so funny?
Through happy accident, I appear to have acquired a manual on how to unlock my inner artist. We'll see how that goes, shall we?
As part of the #readblackauthors initiative that is going on at the moment, I decided it was time to fast-forward my reading list and get started on Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo. Her work had received a lot of attention when she won the Booker Prize in 2019 and it seems it is experiencing … Continue reading Review: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
As per my personally set challenge to read more poetry, I dug out a bunch of poetry books that I have hoarded over the years...and rediscovered Walcott.
I can see why people really struggled with this book. In typical Mieville style, you are thrown into this completely unfamiliar world with weird politics and alien species which are taken as the standard.
Are we an increasingly anxious planet? And are we articulating our worry by trying to solve the uncertainty of our present societal, health and climate disasters? Brooks would say yes
With what's going on in America with the George Floyd homicide and the resultant conflict between the protesters and the military, I find myself more and more frustrated with trying to articulate how institutionalized racism has been a dirty open secret since anyone can remember. How should we be feeling about this?