South Of Forgiveness by Thordis Elva ★★★½

South of Forgiveness is a true story about a rape that occurred in 1990s Iceland, told primarily by survivor Thordis Elva but also partly by perpetrator Tom Stranger. This book is a collaboration by both parties, who are both equally committed exploring the rape that Tom committed towards Thordis, and to adding to the much … Continue reading South Of Forgiveness by Thordis Elva ★★★½

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When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi ★★★★★

When Breath Becomes Air is a memoir telling the story of Paul Kalanithi, who at 36 and on the verge of completing an intensive decade of neurosurgeon training, was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. We see Kalanithi's transition from being a doctor to a patient and all that this entails, as he questions what makes life … Continue reading When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi ★★★★★

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ★★★

We Should All Be Feminists is an essay in the form of a short book of an extended version of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Tedx Talk. Adichie explores what ‘feminism’ means today, and indeed why everyone should be feminists. She highlights the blatant discrimination of women and also more subtle behaviours that persist in the marginalisation … Continue reading We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ★★★