Glittering City by Cyprian Ekwensi

Ekwensi’s short story opens with an air charged with adventure as a young woman arrives in Lagos and gets caught up in the tumultuous life of Fussy Joe, a Jazz player. What follows is a quick glimpse into Joe’s philandering ways and the havoc that he wrecks. I enjoy reading books set in different regionsContinue reading “Glittering City by Cyprian Ekwensi”

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

An author with a Pulitzer Prize award, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s writing imbues a sense of delicacy to the experiences of the Vietnamese immigrant and refugee communities. In capturing their diverse stories, he takes on the responsibility of letting their lived realities manoeuvre the direction of the narrative. I was somewhat intimidated to pick up thisContinue reading “The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen”

Ghost Stories From The Raj edited by Ruskin Bond

This is a collection comprising 11 short stories extracted from various magazines and texts that recount the experiences of British officials and personnel during the colonization of India. Set as far back as the 19th century, some of these stories offer the reader glimpses of hauntings, myths, and peculiar occurrences. I don’t think the talesContinue reading “Ghost Stories From The Raj edited by Ruskin Bond”

Stories Of Us by Bobby Sachdeva

Capturing myriad experiences of the Indian populace, Bobby Sachdeva weaves story after story that speaks volumes about our moral compass, ambition, vulnerabilities and thirst for social connection. This volume contains 41 short stories, each no more than 2-7 pages long, featuring people from all cultural backgrounds, economic groups, and religious communities. You begin to readContinue reading “Stories Of Us by Bobby Sachdeva”

Murder at Moonlight Cafe and Other Stories

Murder at Moonlight Cafe and Other Stories is a collection of 11 fictional tales that are unique and offer us a variety of perspectives. Each of them narrate the story of characters who have almost nothing in common except for the very human emotions that are elicited from their experiences. There are stories about mythologicalContinue reading “Murder at Moonlight Cafe and Other Stories”