Author Anees Salim’s recommendations for lockdown reading


“Rather than giving me more time to read, the lockdown has derailed my reading pattern, thanks to the complications involved in the ‘work from home’ scenario. However, I could finish three books and start the fourth one,” says the writer.

The Return by Hisham Matar

This biography, which gained the Pulitzer prize in 2017, traces a son’s journey by way of Libya searching for his father. The Return is greater than only a memoir, it’s a e book of immense historic worth and sketches a stark image of a rustic that was first destroyed by colonial rule, then by Gaddafi regime and again and again by warring factions. The e book additionally rekindled my curiosity within the film Omar Mukhtar: The Lion of the Desert.

State of Wonder by Ann Pratchett

Author Anees Salim’s recommendations for lockdown reading

I picked up this e book with out realizing that it’s a few group of American scientists and their pursuit of a marvel drug. It is usually set within the Brazilian Rio Negro and narrates the lives of tribes within the deepest nook of the Amazon. The e book is a bit heavy on analysis particulars however the beautiful description of the rainforest and its flora saved me engaged.

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Author Anees Salim’s recommendations for lockdown reading

After reading The Secret Life of Bees by the identical writer, I might like to learn something by her. Based on actual occasions and set within the nineteenth century America, this e book tells the story of the friendship between two girls – a mistress and her slave.

A House for Mr. Biswas by VS Naipaul

Author Anees Salim’s recommendations for lockdown reading

I might suggest this and the following for reading throughout this era. The story of Indo-Trinidadian Mohun Biswas’ efforts in useless to achieve a colonial situation. Finally, his aim is barely about proudly owning his personal home.

Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Author Anees Salim’s recommendations for lockdown reading

The e book describes the homicide of a younger man known as Santiago Nasar, and the occasions resulting in this demise.

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