Seven by Farzana Doctor: An Incredibly Judicious Story about the Culture of Female Genital Cutting – Book Review

One of the most intriguing characteristics about Seven is the subject matter of female genital cutting (FGC) as it is one that I have never seen discussed in literature before. My own personal knowledge of this ritual is extremely limited and for all intents and purposes, it has always been a topic that has existed within my own cultural circles, but one that is never openly discussed.

Tied to Deceit by Neena H. Brar – Book Review (#OwnVoices)

Tied to Deceit by Neena H. Brar is an #OwnVoices Indian crime mystery novel about a spoiled, self-entitled, and immoral young woman named Devika Singh who ends up getting murdered and rocking the small town of Sanover with shock. As the Superintendent of Police Vishwanath Sharma unravels all of the threads of Devika’s life, he…

Impromptu Used Books Book Haul! (April 2018)

This past Sunday after attending my regular Dharma service at my local Buddhist temple, I decided to go to a used bookstore. It was a beautiful Spring day, I was properly medicated to fight off the histamine twirling in the air, and, most importantly, my anxiety was very calm and almost non-existent. As someone who…

Rangoli by Pavana Reddy – Book Review

Rangoli by Pavana Reddy is an #OwnVoices collection of poetry and the author’s debut published book. Ms. Reddy is a South Asian-Fijian woman, who self-published her collection in July 2017. Rangoli has poetry pertaining to life as a woman, romance, and what it means to be an immigrant in a land where people don’t understand…

Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed – A Book Review

My second book has been completed for the Ramadan Readathon that’s happening for the month of June, and I must say that I was very surprised by it; some of it good, but mostly not so great. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed is an #OwnVoices Pakistani, Islamic literature novel within the young adult…