Let me start by saying I am new to this. This blog idea popped up out of a conversation about reading habits that quickly turned into a rant about my miseducation, or lack of education about my own identity. I am South Indian, born to second generation immigrants in South Africa, and a first generation... Continue Reading →

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Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo- Lodge

On a Saturday in February in 2014, Eddo-Lodge posted a blog post with a title that would be embossed on the cover of a bestselling book, a title that would draw eyes as quickly as making them dart away. It was through this book I fully understood the distinctions between white supremacy, white privilege, and... Continue Reading →

Scotland Bookstores

I'm not sure if it's the age of the buildings, the friendliness of the people, or the clear view of nature you get from every direction, but Scotland has a magic to it. A quiet soulfulness hums between pub noise, street bagpipes and the old-as-hell buildings still standing. It sort of feels like walking through... Continue Reading →

The Last Friend by Tahar Ben Jelloun

I loved this, first of all. Tahar Ben Jelloun... Wow. I didn't realise how little I knew about Morocco until I read this book. My aunt visited and when she returned she had stories of streets taken up by friendly cats, bargain-full souks and warm hospitality. Here, in a small number of pages, I found... Continue Reading →

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