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A book review is a critical appraisal of a book. It contains a summary of the content and assesses the importance of the book. It also goes beyond assessment and summary, it’s an opportunity for the reviewer to assess the content, quality and relevance of the book. Typically, a book review ranges from 500-1000 words,...

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In her book The Doctor and the Saint, Arundhati Roy discusses at some length how Gandhi’s impressions of the Africans during his two-decade-long stay as an expatriate attorney in South Africa were full of superstitions. Naturally, such an attitude was the least expected from a victim of racial discrimination in colonial India. But it speaks volumes...

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By Nicholas Provenzano I’m an English teacher, and one of the hardest units for me to cover with my freshman students used to be Romeo and Juliet. There’s nothing more awkward than having students stand and read from a giant book. They’re not familiar with the language and have no idea about the meaning of what...

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There are two approaches to book reviewing:   Descriptive reviews give the essential information about a book. This is done with description and exposition, by stating the perceived aims and purposes of the author, and by quoting striking passages from the text.   Critical reviews describe and evaluate the book, in terms of accepted literary and historical...

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Unparalleled Emotions is a collection of poems by Olivia Nsofor. The collection is divided into seven parts which are: Issues of the heart Lonely blues Death (Reality or subconscious) Emotions x bad exes Love’s louvres God’s recommendations: Messages of suppressed emotions Quotes One of the striking elements of Nsofor’s poems is her use of language....

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