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Man on Pink Corner: Borges Marathon, Part 8

In this story, Jorge Luis Borges takes us into the colourful world of knife fights and gangsters on the streets of old Buenos Aires. It's a compelling portrait and a beautifully constructed story—with a powerful twist in the final few…
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We Are All Connected

Musings on life and feeling good while living in an interconnected and deeply unfair world.

April 2022 Reading Roundup

This month's reading featured Caribbean literary fiction, politics, economics, and the moving tales of a Berlin chiropodist.

The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

How can human relationships be formed without shared memories? Can mathematical order overcome the chaos of a life without memory? Yoko Ogawa's novel explores these fascinating themes through the simple…

Vagabonds! by Eloghosa Osunde

Vagabonds! is a startlingly original Nigerian debut novel that introduces us to a compelling cast of marginalised characters struggling to survive and thrive on the chaotic streets of Lagos.

February 2022 Reading Roundup

Last month I read some excellent books, including Japanese literary fiction and some more Caribbean literature from local bookshops.

Lote by Shola van Reinhold #ReadIndies

Lote, a debut novel by Shola van Reinhold, is an intelligent, beautifully written piece of literary fiction that explores issues of art, beauty, race, sexuality and more.

Ukraine on My Mind

As Russia begins its invasion of Ukraine, here are some memories of my time there and a simple plea for peace and collective effort to end the crisis.

January 2022 Reading Roundup

I had a good reading month, including a few books from my trip to a Barbadian bookshop, plus a couple for the Japanese Literary Challenge. Here are the details.