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Book Review – Octavia Butler’s Parable Series

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Book Review – Octavia Butler’s Parable Series

This little note about Octavia Butler’s Parable Series was written by Kavya Murthy in May 2020, when things around the lockdown were very pressing. Read Kavya’s review, and get Butler’s books from Champaca, available as a limited edition gift box.     I began Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler a little before we began the lockdown, when the atmosphere in India was pre-CoVid19. I was attempting to be more comprehensive in my reading of Butler, and this was the least sci-fi of her books, with very few technological advancements. As always, her protagonists were Black, and the future...

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Book Review — Patrik Svensson’s “The Gospel of the Eels”

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Book Review — Patrik Svensson’s “The Gospel of the Eels”

This month, Nirica Srinivasan reviews Patrik Svensson’s The Gospel of the Eels, a unique natural science memoir, and buy it on our online bookstore.     If you had asked me last week to name a single fact about eels, I would have come up short. “Sea snakes” is generally how I thought of them. I knew some eels are capable of generating electric shocks when in danger, and are therefore terrifying. With that, I would have exhausted my knowledge about eels entirely. The Gospel Of The Eels won me over with how much it taught me about this fascinating fish, but most strikingly for me, how...

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Book Review — Carolina De Robertis' "Cantoras"

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Book Review — Carolina De Robertis' "Cantoras"

This month, Nirica Srinivasan reviews Carolina De Robertis' Cantoras, a novel about resistance, love, and the power of the sea. Read on for her thoughts about the book, and buy it on our online bookstore.  

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Book Review — Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “The Water Dancer”

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Book Review — Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “The Water Dancer”

This month, Kavya Murthy reviews Ta-Nehisi Coates’ The Water Dancer. Read on for her thoughts about the book, and buy it on our online bookstore. 

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Book Review — Mohammed Hanif’s “A Case of Exploding Mangoes”

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Book Review — Mohammed Hanif’s “A Case of Exploding Mangoes”

This summer Radhika Timbadia re-read Mohammed Hanif’s A Case of Exploding Mangoes, and she thinks we should all pick it up. Read her review and buy the book on our online bookstore.

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