Word Scribblers

They observe even the minutest of things and see a word as a million symbols. Mostly talkatives, mostly silent beings- able to twist a single event into a thousand tales. Describing it through a million other parts. Able to bring anyone’s attention to something daily observed by them but forgotten within the twinkle of an eye. Emphatic beings who others […]

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Read That Book Again…

Ever thought of reading that book again like you would a favourite movie? In my early teenage years, I saw the movie “The good, The bad, The ugly”. At that time I didn’t take note of Clint Eastwood’s piercing eyes or that he was even six feet tall and that the film had a story far beyond cowboys who were busy chasing each other- I watched it a couple of times and each time the movie meant something different, I saw the characters differently and had a different feeling about the story of the movie and this I know happened with the movie “Sound of Music”- at first I wanted to learn the lyrics of every song in it and then I wanted to run like Maria the nun while singing it but the more I viewed it, the more I understood the love story behind it- I even fell in love with the fact that a nun left the coventry to love a captain without losing her first dream of singing or her path of being an accommodating person. This same method should and could be applied to the way we read books. Reading them five years down the lane would have a different impact, especially the ones that inspired us even if it’s a novel or a collection of poems/short story. We may have had a change of heart the first time we read it and because we […]

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AMERICANAH BY CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

Its good news for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s fans; her new novel ‘Americanah’ will be out on the 14th of May 2013. I am not sure why it has been given that title but the word Americanah comes from the word Nigerians use to describe those who have left the country for the US and have become “Americanized” in which way, they speak the language and live the life they watch others do. A book review by The Book Case has stated that Adichie’s heroine Ifemelu is surprised to find the term applied to her when she returns home after 15 years in the US. Especially since she’s always felt ambivalent about America: the country not only separated her from her teenaged love, Obinze, who had his visa denied, it also made her truly conscious of race for the first time. But upon her return, she and Obinze are reunited and must see how their very different expatriate pasts affect both their relationship and their lives in a newly independent Nigeria. Interesting… Adichie never writes except its worth it

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