Book Review: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

My rating: 4 of 5 stars So, I need to make apparent the bleeding obvious disclosure, right from the beginning, that I am white, male, of the professional class, very firmly heterosexual and (regrettably) pushing too close to 50. All of which, more or less, disqualify me as a (stereo)typical reviewer for Evaristo’s astonishing novel.… Read More Book Review: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

Book Review: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have become accustomed to disappointment when picking up a relatively new book (as in, written with the last 15 years) which everyone tells me is ‘a classic’. I can think of several such books I’ve read where, at best,… Read More Book Review: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie