Replaced by a Phrase

“Someday she might replace whatever of her had gone away by some prosthetic device, a dress of a certain color, a phrase in a letter, another lover.” — Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49

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Book Review: “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe

After reading a lot of Latin American literature, I asked a friend from Nigeria to recommend a book that would teach me about his culture. This was the book he recommended. Don’t expect it to be light and happy. This was actually quite similar to what I usually read, but such a different way of life was described. It is sad to see how the native culture is disappearing. This book also taught me one more important thing: yams are way more useful than I ever realized.

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