Two New Graphic Novels: “everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too” & “Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York” (both 2017)

In my very first post for this blog, and maybe the whole catalyst of starting it, I reviewed and discussed my recent entrance into the world of graphic novels. Prior to that month, I had never read a single one, and after repeated criticisms from friends, colleagues, and students alike, I decided to give the… Read More Two New Graphic Novels: “everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too” & “Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York” (both 2017)

Patrick Süskind’s “The Pigeon” (1988), “The Story of Mr Sommer” (1991), “Three Stories & a Reflection” (1996), and “On Love and Death” (2006)

About ten years ago, on someone’s recommendation (I don’t remember the person), I read Patrick Süskind debut, and so far only, novel Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. The novel was baroque in every which way, and I absolutely loved it. Its main character, Grenouille, was idiosyncratic in a way I had never seen before:… Read More Patrick Süskind’s “The Pigeon” (1988), “The Story of Mr Sommer” (1991), “Three Stories & a Reflection” (1996), and “On Love and Death” (2006)

“Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2017)

Two years ago Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie published the booklet version of a TedTalk she had given called We Should All Be Feminists (which also happened to be one of the very first posts I wrote on this blog). In that booklet Adichie laid out simple instructions as to why everyone should be a feminist, and… Read More “Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2017)