A discussion on the influence of Edward Said's Orientalism accompanied by a bibliography of his previous work on the topic and his interlocutors over the years. Jadaliyya is an independent ezine produced by the Arab Studies Institute. Jadaliyya provides a unique source of insight and critical analysis that combines local knowledge, scholarship, and advocacy with an eye… Continue reading Essential Readings: Said’s Orientalism, Its Interlocutors, and Its Influence (by Anthony Alessandrini)
South Asian fiction has been one of my favourite genres ever since I started reading. Even when I lived in Pakistan, it would be a welcome change from the dominant Western literature we would be exposed to in our schools. So reading a familiar name or street in an English-language novel would be a big… Continue reading Book Review: The familiar sorrows of Karachi in Kartography
There is no other genre of books I crave than a buzzing young professional's story. Sophia of Silicon Valley satisfied this craving to the fullest being the powerful, roller-coaster ride of a story about a young businesswoman. Anna Yen has carefully crafted the Young family, who is an immigrant family in California, living the American… Continue reading Book Review: Sophia of Silicon Valley
Rightly promised by the blurb, it is a journey behind the scenes of treats in our grocery stores that we gobble up so easily without thinking where or how it came about there.
It was getting lonely here so, guess what? Yes, I got a dear friend to join me in sharing her passion of reading. Going by the pseudonym trajaque this new author will be sharing book reviews of what she's currently reading - and mind you, she reads a lot! What's new and amazing is that… Continue reading Welcome my fellow reader, blogger…
I started this post a while ago with the intention of setting a reading list target. I even started a good reads shelf 'winter-break' but as time went plans changed. I had planned to read mainly but recently picked up a big knitting project (more on that soon!) and have started catching up a lot… Continue reading Winter break reading list
If you've been regular (or barely there) on the blog, you'd have some idea by now that I am desperate to read - read a lot these days! Over the past few months, I have thoroughly enjoyed getting back on the saddle - reading chair, in this case. And part of that pursuit has been… Continue reading Kindle: a new experience in reading
This was my first time reading a Danielle Steel novel. After seeing it in bookstores, airport stores and news stands countless times, this one held my attention at Indigo Bookstore in the 2 for $15 paperback shelf. I was looking for something with strong female characters, a chic setting and yet a gripping storyline and Falling… Continue reading Book Review: Danielle Steel’s “Fall from Grace”
I recommend this book to every young woman and man, even if they are not interested in public service, as a guide on how to get things done and stick it out at the workplace.
Crazy Rich Asians and other books by Kevin Kwan had been on my radar for the past couple years. The bright, recognizable covers would catch my eye at every airport and bookshop. But I didnt really get to pick it up until after the movie released this summer. (Amazon Associate link for the book: order… Continue reading Book Review: Crazy Rich Asians