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This book explores the modern history of asexuality, though it also acknowledges the existence of ace peoples from older periods of times (pre-2000s). Continue reading Ace: What Asexuality Reveals about Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen
Feminism, Interrupted is a radical book that destabilises the modern-day pillars of ‘normal’ society. Adopting a fiercely intersectional approach, it explores the vastness of feminist thought. Continue reading Feminism, Interrupted by Lola Olufemi
The Mermaid of Black Conch is a viscous magical realism novel with an engaging narrative. Continue reading The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey
The Bridge Home is best described as an uplifting juvenile fiction novella about finding hope in the depths of despair. It raises awareness of the widespread poverty and homelessness affecting many young children in India today. Continue reading The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
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- Book Review | Detransition, Baby by Torrey PetersDetransition, Baby was a transgressive and irresistible read, unafraid to push boundaries, to be distinctively unconventional and to hope for more.
- Another Reading Challenge! The BI-FURIOUS Readathon 2022If the ubiquity of Readathons in the online book community wasn’t enough, I decided we needed another one.
- Book Review | Disorientation by Elaine Hsieh ChouDisorientation reads like a tongue-in-cheek satire novel, but behind the sardonic façade exists a complex web of meaningful commentary. Think Don’t Look Up but in a literary setting with much more Asian American representation and a less dire ending.
- Book Review | Honey & Spice by Bolu BabalolaI was struck by the lush prose and deeply emotive voice, so of course I was keen to read her latest release; Honey & Spice.
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