Non-Fiction Throwback Thursday – The Good Immigrant – (Edited by) Nikesh Shukla @unbounders #NonFictionNovember — Always Trust In Books

Welcome to my Non Fiction edition of Throwback Thursday. The Good Immigrant is such a groundbreaking and relevant read and I felt I should share my review from last year with everyone as part of Non Fiction November. The Good Immigrant is a collection of essays written by British writers, comedians, actors and teachers who are judged […]

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Book Review: Roots by Alex Haley

I’d read this book the first time back when I was barely thirteen. I know it was quite a long time ago and this book was hardly age-appropriate. But it suited me. I forgot the details after and remembered them only when I read it again a few days ago. But what I didn’t forget were the emotions I felt when I read this book. Roots is an important part of modern African-American history. It’s a story that has to be heard. And that’s why this review.  Continue reading

Book Review: Reconciliation by Benazir Bhutto

I return with a new Book Review, again related to Pakistan. Pardon my obsession with this nation, but it really does intrigue me with its long history of violence and relatively short history of democratic politics. And who else is better to talk about it other than a Bhutto? Yes, after Fatima I’m back with her aunt, the late Benazir Bhutto’s memoir Reconciliation addressing the one question that is in the back of the minds of almost everyone: Can Islam and Democracy ever go hand-in hand?

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Book Review: Songs of Blood and Sword by Fatima Bhutto

Why did I choose this book to read and then write a review about? Because I’m unabashedly political. And because I wanted to understand the psyche of a country (read: Pakistan) which has been repeatedly accused of exporting terrorism across the world. Even as I post this, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Bhutan have pulled out of the SAARC Summit that was to be conducted in Islamabad, as a form of protest. I’m talking about Pakistan and its role in the recent Uri Attacks. For those of you who don’t know about it: here’s the story. And now, back to the book.

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Ballad of The Desert and Infernal Devices: Similarities!!!

(@calculusfanatic: This is a guestpost. I’ll hand the baton over to @chairmanlichi) Oh. My. God! I think you all need to read this right now. Because I’m positively sure that there are a few glaring similarities between our Chinese Novel, Ballad of the Desert (Da Mo Yao), written by Tong Hua, and the Infernal Devices Series by the American author Cassandra Clare.

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