Tag Archive: Ron Charles

Mar 19

Book Review: Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

What’s It About Short answer: The story of colonial and post colonial Kenya. Long answer: The death of Odidi Oganda, gunned down in the streets of Nairobi, forces his family to face secrets from their past, secrets intertwined with the colonial and post colonial history of Kenya. Should I Read It? Absolutely you should.  Dust …

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Nov 30

Book Review: Nora Webster by Colm Toibin

Last year, Kirstyn and I spoke very highly of Claire Messud’s sixth novel, The Woman Upstairs, on the Writer and The Critic podcast.  It’s a book that refuses to shy away from the raw, passionate emotions of the lead female character, Nora, after she’s betrayed by a close friend.  Her anger and despair is confronting and difficult. …

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