Sarah Khatib's When the Stars Whisper was good for showing how the decisions we make today do affect the lives of those around us; even the lives we fail to acknowledge or the lives that we think would be better off without us.
A generational narrative of disillusionment and lost hope in post-Apartheid South Africa, via the viewpoint of a white family unwilling to do the right thing, dragged down by their stubbornness in giving up the old ways. Damon Galgut's story appears to follow an intriguing and mysterious country's rich and impressive literary history. In every way, The Promise lives up to its name and more.
The Glimpse is a novel that delves into the intricacies and angst that undoubtedly burns through some relationships - maybe none more so than mother and daughter. At its core, this story explores the notion that being a mother doesn’t mean being perfect; it comes down to love, sacrifice and sheer will.
Title: The Fine Print and other Yarns: Stories of Indian Expatriates in Paris
Author: Dinesh Verma
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Genre: Short Stories, Literary fiction
First Publication: 2017
A Slice Of Life is a collection of dazzling short-stories by Smita Das Jain which portrays distressed hearts and confused minds that are struggling in unknown situations, striving to accept strange ways of life while clutching the bag of their emotional baggage close to their hearts and ending up in those neverlands where they find themselves still slightly apart from the place where they now belong.
Love Secrets Lies is fascinating, heart-breaking, searingly honest narration told in the face of extremes of life. It's a story of an African girl who comes of age during the revolutionary years in a country gripped in the stranglehold of dictatorship, tradition, rampant poverty and unemployment, and the seemingly ubiquitous curse of being a girl in paternalistic society.
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