PS: I read a lot of books but I only review books that I LOVE 100% so if I review a book, it means I must think it's all that.
BOOK: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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I picked this book because one of my friends at college said it was really good. I didn't really know what to expect because I had never read a book based in Afghanistan or any country in the Middle East for that matter. Let me just say that I love books that make me feel strong emotions. Be it pain, happiness, anger, anything. This book made me angry but sad from the very first chapter. It's one thing to acknowledge that for years women have been oppressed but it is another thing to feel like you're experiencing it first hand as you're reading the book. This book shook me to my core. It made me really wonder if such things happened/are happening in Nigeria. I can be quite emotional sometimes so I might be over reacting but that's how I truly feel. The two women in this book suffered a lot and I just kept on asking myself why life is so unfair to some people. It really is a good book. It's a critically acclaimed book actually. My friend Chiamaka has her own review of it which you can check HERE.. She has loads of other book reviews on her blog by the way.
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The book also taught me a lot about the history of Afghanistan. I learned so much from it. Things that the media never showed. Or maybe they did and I just wasn't paying attention. This book is what you call 10/10.(insert Naeto C's 10 Over 10). If you like to be in your feelings when you read, then you'll love this. A lot. This one is fiction but if you want a true life story, read The Kabul Beauty School by Debby Rodriguez. The stories of the women in that book are so sad and they're real. Please how can you get raped and you're the person that goes to jail and not the rapist? Is that not madness?I have so many things to say but I don't know how to say them sigh.I actually wish that I could buy dozens of this book and just give them out lmao. Please add it to your reading lists.
Watch out for my next post on Friday, it's going to be about natural hair! Enjoy your week.