There are millions of books in the world, published day in, day out. It is hard to read every one of them in the limited lifespan that we have. But the pro of having so many books is that you never run out of books to read. There is always that one book that you have to read. It’s right there on your book list and you can’t wait to get your hands on it. Once you’re done with it, another one mysteriously emerges and thus, the cycle goes on and on.
We Should All Be Feminists is the transcript of a TEDx talk by Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in 2012. While you can finish the book in under an hour (even lesser if you’re a fast reader), what Adichie outlines in this essay will remain with you for the rest of your life. There is nothing ‘finished’ about it.
Nari came out before the Hastinapur series, but I’m reading it now, well after I have read The Rise of Hastinapur and appreciated how adept Sharath Komarraju is at putting word after word and weaving a story with panache. From Nari to his latest book, Sharath Komarraju has evolved in his writing tremendously.