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Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
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“A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.”
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Measuring Time by Helon Habila
Measuring Time
by Helon Habila
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this was an interesting read but not quite what i expected. the characters were wonderful and one can't help but want the twins to succeed in their quest to become famous. i enjoyed the beginning of their tale the most - the young boys are very enter ...more
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Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
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Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
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great foray into the world of YA lit. this book was written for a younger audience and didn't have a lot of the grit and depth of a typical abercrombie. still, it's really cemented my enjoyment of this author's world building and story telling style.
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Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska
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what an unexpected book. at first it seemed as though this would be a dull read but it was very entertaining. the style and tone is so different and helps the reader remember the setting. while this is an old book, some of the themes are sadly still ...more
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“With school turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of examiners, critics, knowers, and imaginative creators, the word 'intellectual,' of course, became the swear word it deserved to be.”
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