Category Archives: Book Reviews

Reflections on Axelrod’s Believer: My Forty Years in Politics

David Axelrod provides an inspiring account of his political journey while marinating it with his personal life. This book can fall into two different genres – a biography and a non-fictional prose for a political career.While narrating his political journey (i.e. his career for 40 years), Axelrod recounts his personal life including his relations with parents, sibling, wife, and children. In this, it is a masterpiece. Continue reading

All- Powerful! Reflection on: Zola Emile, Au Bonheur des Dames (The Ladies’ Delight)

‘So Aika, what are you reading now?’ Sarita, my friend who is also the founder of the BookStop Sanaa asked me a few weeks ago, and I responded, “The Ladies Delight by Emile Zola’, ‘Wow’, she continued, ‘you are reading him? He is one of the known left classic literature writers…good stuff’. Indeed Continue reading

“…When you go far enough to the right you meet the same idiots coming around from the left” – Clint Eastwood (2005)… Reflections on: Smith Z., White Teeth (London: Penguin Books, 2001), pp.542

During my PhD research at the University of Nottingham, I developed very close friendship with one bright man, Dr. Kunal Mukherjee. He is such a darling. I love him and I do miss him terribly- everything and everyday. I owe him so much, I must admit. Hauntingly, in almost every page of Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, Continue reading