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Review: The Stationery Shop of Tehran by Marjan Kamali

"And the young, who love so passionately, have no idea how ugly this world is." Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 308 Published: June 18, 2019 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Roya, a dreamy, idealistic teenager living amid the political upheaval of 1953 Tehran, finds a literary oasis in kindly Mr. Fakhri’s neighborhood stationery shop, stocked with… Continue reading Review: The Stationery Shop of Tehran by Marjan Kamali

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Review: The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste

"What the mouth says has nothing to do with what someone means. It is the face that speaks." Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 448 Published: 24 September, 2019 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis With the threat of Mussolini’s army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid in Kidane and… Continue reading Review: The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste

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Review: Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

"People don't want to open their eyes and see the Truth because the illusion suits them." Genre: Fiction Pages: 382 Published: March 15th, 2016 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their… Continue reading Review: Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

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Review: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

"But wildness is how I had always known her. Ever since I could remember, she flickered before me, dipping in and out of sense." Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 242 Published: 4th June, 2019 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read.… Continue reading Review: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

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Review: Under The Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

"Mama says that war has a way of changing people, that even a brave man occasionally loses hope, and sometimes all the pleading in the world cannot persuade him to begin hoping again." Genre: Fiction Published: September 3, 2015 Pages: 328 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Get a copy: Text Book Centre Goodreads Synopsis One day in… Continue reading Review: Under The Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

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A Look Into The Newly Opened Text Book Centre CBD Branch

It's a beautiful Saturday afternoon, I'm sat at my desk writing this post and I'm getting excited all over again. A few days ago I told you, here, about the new Text Book Centre (TBC) branch that was coming to town. Well, I had the pleasure of attending the launch and let me tell you,… Continue reading A Look Into The Newly Opened Text Book Centre CBD Branch

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There’s A New Sheriff In Town // Text Book Centre CBD

Hey, Reader. From the title you can already guess what I want to talk about today. Text Book Centre is coming to town and I'm here for it! If you're new here or by chance you don't have any idea as to what I'm talking about, then pull a seat! I'll tell you all about… Continue reading There’s A New Sheriff In Town // Text Book Centre CBD

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Review: The Dragons, The Giant, The Women by Wayétu Moore

"During wartime, a man will not only find the person he hates to kill him, but he will find and kill anyone whom he thinks the person he hates loves or knows or once did business with." Genre: Biography/Autobiography Published: March 2021 Publisher: Pushkin Press Pages: 248 Rate: 4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis An engrossing memoir… Continue reading Review: The Dragons, The Giant, The Women by Wayétu Moore