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Madonna In A Fur Coat: Sabahattin Ali

Nov. 30, 2022, 11:20 a.m.

Book Review by:- Sunheri Sufi In June 2022, NYT Books (which is all things books from The New York Times) started a travel literary guide feature, ‘Read Your Way around the World”. A won…

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Small Things Like These By Claire Keegan!

Oct. 26, 2022, 10:15 a.m.

I write this review with a bitter sweet feeling. This is one of the books, shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2022, and I had really wanted it to win the prestigious literary award. Not that the book…

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KOH-I-NOOR: The History of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond!

Sept. 7, 2022, 10:09 a.m.

By William Dalrymple and Anita Anand 335 pp, Hardbound , Bloomsbury Well, as an Indian, it perhaps is a given that I would be a tad fascinated by the ‘Kohinoor’ diamond. Added to this, i…

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At Night All Blood Is Black!

Aug. 24, 2022, 9:57 a.m.

By David Diop, Translated ( from French) By Anna Moschovakis, Pushkin Press, Pgs 145 The winner of the 2021International Booker Prize, this novella is not for the faint hearted! But, it’s an i…

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Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff!

Aug. 17, 2022, 4:31 p.m.

(Illustrated,Paper Back, Bay Back Books, 394 pgs) Few women in history command the attention and curiosity that Cleopatra does. Most of what has been written about her has however been not too fla…