Category : Classics

The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing

Family drama in colonial Southern Rhodesia.
Doris Lessing’s The Grass is Singing tells an ageless story of characters moving through life in what I would call absolute unconsciousness. The portrayal of Mary and her husband Dick, white farmers in Southern Rhodesia, capture the era of white supremacy over indigenous Africans. Unfortunately,

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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

 Things do fall apart when tribal beliefs clash with a foreign religion.
Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart is a classic masterpiece. It is an engrossing tale—from the colorful descriptions of tribal life in a Nigerian village before Christianity to the inevitable clashes as the new religion takes root.
Through the life of

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

A classic still relevant in today’s world.

Like many people, I read Animal Farm as part of my high school curriculum and understood its meaning even at that young age. I just recently read it again—a few decades later—after I came across a review that made me want to revisit the

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