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Will make you shiver, laugh and ache and yet leave you hopeful
30 October 2017
I picked up a fiction novel after almost 2 years looking for a book that would immerse me in an unfamiliar culture. I literally searched for most famous authors from around the world and when I read the sample of this book, I knew this was it. I hadn't a clue what I had gotten myself into and before I knew it I was hooked.
At times I even found myself attached to a cause I had no exposure to until a week ago purely because the story is told to simply that it makes you fear of tragedy that could happen to anyone in the middle of ordinary circumstances.
It also shines light on a few topics that take a necessary diss at Western media and it's domination on reporting issues that are selectively picked and portrayed in a specific tone for it's "presumably" western audience. Ofcourse it is evident in the way western media focuses on issues close to home and dismisses the seriousness of others, trivialising them as recurring tragedies of less little global significance. Fortunately I found this book at a time when I myself was in the middle of deciding what it is that must be done about this bias in global media dominated by UK and USA.
But the book itself is a wonderful read, painful but wonderful. I would recommend it to anyone looking for fiction with "emotional truth" as the author puts it, if I am not wrong in the quotation.