A son of a black South African mother and white Swiss father, Trevor Noah was literally born a crime. His fascinating memoir chronicles his childhood and upbringing in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa.
After the Oscar wins for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong'o, it feels a bit redundant to now add to the buzz surrounding 12 Years A Slave but it is such a powerful story that it would be wrong not to review the memoir from which the film was adapted. … Continue reading 12 Years A Slave
...is some quiet time to read my ever growing pile of must-reads! Sound familiar? I don't know about you but I have been crazy busy of late and with Christmas just around the corner I am looking forward to some much needed downtime where I ensconce myself in the sofa with a glass of red … Continue reading All I want for Christmas…
Admittedly I only began reading The Help after all the hype about the film and Octavia Spencer's Oscar-winning performance as Minnie, the fiercely outspoken maid who commits A Terrible Awful Thing against one of her employers. And despite my misgivings that the novel would not measure up to the hype surrounding the film (incidentally I read … Continue reading The Help