We often see different languages as dividers. When we look back far enough into the oldest languages that still exist, it's clear that our linguistic roots -- and societal roots around the world -- are more similar than we often believe.
Category: Random Reads
“So many books, so little time.” -Frank Zappa
Book Review: The Sweetest Remedy
Books are often a reflection of an author's experience; you could hear Igharo's voice come through her characters as they addressed different struggles they faced as human beings and also as people of color. I found her ability to create a social discourse around race, in what I would have assumed to be a simple and fluffy read, tasteful, thoughtful, and skilled.
Book Review: Prague – Belonging in the Modern City
Bryant makes roughly 150 years of history digestible, enjoyable, and compelling by writing through the eyes of raw individuals. He makes you think about what it truly means to belong in a place and how everyday people are the real building blocks of a city's story.
Book Review: You Are Having a Good Time: Stories
What the hell did I just read?
Book Review: Playlist for the Apocalypse
I found Rita Dove's book to be equal parts highbrow and lowbrow - she creates poems that the most tenured literature professor can enjoy alongside poems a standard American will understand.