Daily Archives: August 20, 2015

Maps

Maps by Farah Nurruddin 1986 / 288 pages rating – 8.5 I really wish I knew more about the history of Somalia in order to make more allegorical  sense of Farah Nurruddin’s novel “Maps,” a part of his Blood in … Continue reading

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The Moor’s Account

The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami 2014/ 336 pages rating 9/ historical fiction Fascinating historical fiction regarding the taking of Floridaby the Spanish in 1555. The 1st person narrator is a Muslim slave from Morocco. Estevanico was a Moroccan-Berber and … Continue reading

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari 2015/ 414 pages rating 5 (liked parts) anthropology  Really annoying. Can the “history of mankind” (starting with the big bang and continuing into the future) be told in 400 pages … Continue reading

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The Fishermen

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma – Nigeria 2015/ 296 pages rating 8 – contemp lit Debut novel explores the ways old superstitions continue to permeate Nigerian families. It took me about 1/3 of the book to get into the swing … Continue reading

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