female protagonists Archive

I am Thunder – Muhammad Khan

An important book, because to empathise is to build a bridge, or break down a wall. Just finished it and my thoughts are all over the place, first: the physical effect the book had on me, would allow for 6 stars, but.. But at times it was too obvious, or too fast, or...

Tell me a Riddle

Confession: I had never heard of Tillie Olsen until I bumped into a short story competition with her name attached. Some google followed, in which I found this short story “I stand here ironing”  http://producer.csi.edu/cdraney/2011/278/resources/olsen_ironing.pdf and...

Drie dochters van Eva (in English: Three daughters of Eve)

By Elif Shafak A novel full of big ideas and questioning thoughts, based partly in Istanbul and partly in Oxford. Big ideas and professors in one book are a risky combination, and at times it slips, but the uncommon, unexpected plot twist made up for that.  How many...