Book Review: A Yellow House

Title: A Yellow House Author: Karien van Ditzhuijzen Publisher: Monsoon Books Pages: 368 ISBN: 978-1912049349 Source: Publisher A Yellow House is a coming-of-age novel about a young girl Maya as she explores the world of domestic workers in the present day Singapore. Ten-year-old Singaporean Maya is lonely; her grandmother is dead, her mother is focused … Continue reading Book Review: A Yellow House

Book Review: The Occasional Virgin

Title: The Occasional VirginAuthor: Hanan Al-ShaykhTranslator: Catherine CobhamPublisher: Bloomsbury CircusPages: 230ISBN: 978-1526601643Source: PublisherThe Occasional Virgin presents a short period of life of two friends- Huda and Yvonne. Brought up in Lebanon, Huda is a Muslim and Yvonne is a Christian. Both of them come from conservative families- where women are deemed inferior to men. Having … Continue reading Book Review: The Occasional Virgin