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Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Healthy Life | Book Review

This is an effortlessly influential read, written in a simplistic, easily laid out format, that I completed in a day. I was impressed by how effectively it uses few words to discuss the importance of finding one’s purpose and how doing so can result in a long life

Feminism, Interrupted by Lola Olufemi

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.

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman

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.


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