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Lisa Lau

Family Life by Akhil Sharma - a review

Family Life is Sharma’s second novel, and unlike his first, An Obedient Father, which was set in India, Family Lifeis a story of Indian immigrants to America. A middle-class, Delhi family, the Mishras, migrate to New York when their father, an accountant, manages to secure a job, and subsequently, visas for his family in the late 1970s. Life in America begins well for the Mishras, but after less than two years, tragedy strikes when Birju, the elder of two sons in the family, has an accident and ends up brain damaged and paralysed.

A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie - a review

For those of us who are avid Shamsie-readers, this sixth novel is an eagerly awaited one. 

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - a book review

This 4th novel of Adichie’s is an extremely accomplished piece of writing, and a marvellous discussion of the identities of middle class Nigerian immigrants to America and UK, as well as migrant returnees to Nigeria.

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