Rakesh Satyal’s New Book Is Very Indian, Teaches Hard Lessons And Is Funny

It’s been a while since I’ve read a book that taught me hard lessons and made me laugh out loud simultaneously. No One Can Pronounce My Name was written by Indian-American author, Rakesh Satyal, and published May 2017 by Picador. No One’s diverse rang of characters are complex, sexual and humorous; they represent Satyal’s wit and…

Roxane Gay Gives Voice To ‘Difficult Women’ In New Collection

I recently walked to my local bookstore because I was in search of a book that had just been released to the world. Carefully scanning the covers, I didn’t see what I was looking for. I asked the clerk to check inventory and he reached for an unopened box behind the counter, smiling, “We just…

Read James Baldwin And He Will Rise From The Dead

During his time here, James Baldwin was very vocal about how he viewed the country in which he was born and the expanding world. Now, many years after his death, his commentary continues to shake us, filling us with emotion and deep thinking. It is a shame, frankly, that his work is still relevant considering…

As If Walls Could Speak, ‘Homegoing’ Tells All

We are taught, from a very young age, how much gossip is woven into the fabric of the human experience. Too young to fully understand, I often sat in the room while my mother talked to her sisters and friends about anyone and anything. One of my aunts’ was so well versed in the task…