New Books on my radar

Qui est Petit Piment? Jeune orphelin de Pointe-Noire, Petit Piment effectue sa scolarité dans une institution catholique placée sous l’autorité abusive et corrompue de Dieudonné Ngoulmoumako. Arrive bientôt la révolution socialiste, les cartes sont redistribuées, et Petit Piment en profite pour s’évader avec des jumeaux à la brutalité légendaire, abandonnant ainsi son meilleur ami, qui refuse... Continue Reading →


Under The Neem Tree Best books of 2014

2014 was a very hectic year for me. However, I manage to read a bunch of very interesting books. My only regret is that I didn’t have the opportunity to read any 2014 new releases.I will hopefully get that opportunity in 2015. The books that made it to this list inspired me, educated me and entertained me. For... Continue Reading →

Minaret by Leila Aboulela

Author is mostly known for She was the first winner of the Caine prize for African writing Her novel "The Translator" was one of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year in 2006 Leila’s works have been translated into twelve languages Her characters offer a very different portrayal of Muslim women as oppose... Continue Reading →

Ramadan 2013 Reading Challenge

Latest news in town, North Africa is part of Africa! Sometimes, I forget and need to be reminded. That’s why I have decided to read exclusively Arab authors this Ramadan. I have only heard one name  and it was Yasmina Khaddra. The sad truth, I have never read an arab author. *Grasp* So, I did... Continue Reading →

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