Superior by Angela Saini

Enjoy your culture or religion, have pride in where you live or where your ancestors came from if you like, but don’t imagine that these things give you any biological claim.

Superior by Angela Saini explores the contribution of Science in racism and how the belief in biological racial differences has been motivating researchers and geneticists all over the world to constantly study the different groups but the history of ‘race’ science has been proved over and over again to be horrendous when the Jews were killed and black people were sold in slavery.

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The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

When man begins to think that he is responsible for writing the script of the world, he forgets the forces that dream up our reality.

What an amazing read this book was. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang had strong female protagonists, war, magic, shamans, gods, rivalry and what not. Who wouldn’t love to read it, right? And I have not seen this book on bookstagram as much as it should be. So, give it a go, maybe?

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A Respectable Woman by Easterine Kire

It took my mother, Khonuo, exactly forty-five years before she could bring herself to talk about the war.

I had almost no knowledge about Nagaland and the battle of Kohima during the Second World war when the Japanese tried to invade and capture Kohima. I have seen it and felt it that the bigger picture of WWII rarely involves India and most people fail to recognize India’s importance in it. And this is why books like these help us understand that India was a part of it and was affected as much as other nations if not more.

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A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum

Where I come from, voicelessness is the condition of my gender, as normal as the bosoms on a woman’s chest, as necessary as the next generation growing inside her belly.

A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum is set in Palestine and then in Brooklyn and narrated from the voices of two Arab Women Isra and Deya who belongs to a conservative family. The story is told in two timelines, Past and Present.

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