This book is so uncharacteristically unique: it’s a collection of dreams as the title suggests. Time is the central character, and it comes disguised in as many forms & interpretations that can be conceived, or rather, that Einstein can imagine. And throughout, it has this surreal, dreamlike, hallucinatory quality to it. I wasn’t completely onboard at the start, but the more I read, the more fascinating it became.
Realist Short Stories, Cultural : Mixed
Maxine Beneba Clarke is an Australian author of Afro-Carribean descent, and her collection, Foreign Soil, confronts the different forms of cultural divide. Her stories tackle really important themes of race & identity, the feeling of being alienated, displacement & longing, and in the process shedding light on the darker crevices that divide people.
Author: Kij Johnson
Category: Short stories
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda is an author, I knew I’d admire from the first book I pick up. I started with her short story collection as I felt like reading something that I could flit in and out of, and I really enjoyed it.
Her stories touch on such diverse & important topics including race, culture, feminism, what it really Continue reading
Category: Short Stories
By Light We Knew Our Names: 5/5
St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves: 4/5
A Guide to Being Born: 3.5/5
All these 3 collections fall under fabulist/magical realism genres and I feel it works phenomenally well for short stories, as you are required to suspend belief only for a short Continue reading