London's BIG READ is dedicating the whole of March to showcasing six books which have a significant relevance for London's multicultural society.
Mireille Duval Jameson is a successful lawyer and daughter of one of the richest men in Haiti. One horrifying day, her life of privilege is cruelly snatched from her.
Initially I had mixed feelings about Minaret by Leila Aboulela but on the whole I did like it. It's a fascinating glimpse of Sudanese culture, politics and Islam. These elements of the novel I thought were well written in way that wasn't attempting to 'teach' the reader or explain or justify. Therefore, any aspects I didn't … Continue reading Minaret
I've had Isabel Allende's debut novel sitting on my shelf for about five years or so. I'd started to read it and then stopped a few pages in for reasons I can't remember. When I started reading it again, I half suspected I was going to give up on it again, but I persevered and soon … Continue reading The House of the Spirits