Categories
Books & Essays

The Magical Language of Others by E J Koh

The Magical Language of Others is a memoir by E J Koh that spans multiple generations and explores the complexities of transgressions that mothers and daughters commit, hard-won selfhood and the deeply painful but loving bonds one has to family, places, and memories.

Categories
Books & Essays

Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict

Lady Clementine is a first-person fictional account of Clementine, wife of Winston Churchill, who played an extremely influential role in her husband’s life and in the politics of her time.

Categories
Books & Essays

An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro

In a story of accountability and guilt, an aging Japanese painter reminisces and takes stock of his past in the aftermath of World War II to understand if he truly is culpable for the decisions he made before and during the war

Categories
Books & Essays

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Inspired by his own true adventures, Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet, published in 1986, is a spellbinding story of survival and transformation for young adults

Categories
Books & Essays

Ablaze: The Story of the Heroes and Victims of Chernobyl by Piers Paul Read

Ablaze is a meticulously researched account of events leading to the Chernobyl nuclear explosion; the confusion, the secrecy and the lies that reigned in its aftermath; and the eventual fall of the Soviet Union.

Categories
Books & Essays

Releasing In January 2020

Which of these will you be reading in January?

Categories
Books & Essays

The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran

Nefertari, a forgotten princess, must fight against her past, earn the love of Egypt’s people and win a place for herself by the man she loves, Pharaoh Ramesses II

Categories
Books & Essays

The Measure of Our Lives by Toni Morrison

The Measure of Our Lives is a keepsake for the fans of Toni Morrison that highlights some of the best quotations from her fictional and non-fictional work

Categories
Books & Essays

The Instigators by David Wolman

What can a group of organized youngsters and social media do together? Well, they can (and did) start a revolution and topple an entire government.

Categories
Books & Essays

Cairo – The City Victorious by Max Rodenbeck

In Cairo – The City Victorious, Max Rodenbeck takes his readers on a fascinating journey spanning 5,000 years through a city that has never stopped reinventing itself.

Categories
Books & Essays

Releasing In December 2019

Find out which books are going to hit the bookshelves in December 2019.

Categories
Books & Essays

The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable by Amitav Ghosh

The Great Derangement is a frightening, albeit a realistic discourse on the current climate change crisis and its effects, especially on the peoples of Asia.

Categories
Books & Essays

A Bridge For Passing by Pearl S Buck

This book is an intimate, candid narration of Pearl S Buck’s personal journey as she crosses the bridge from marriage to widowhood.

Categories
Books & Essays

The Ten Types of Human: Who We Are, and Who We Can Be by Dexter Dias

Who are we when pushed to the edges of our human boundaries? What all are we capable of in extreme situations? Dexter Dias seeks to answer some of the most complex moral dilemmas of our age, through real interviews and latest scientific research, in this book of massive proportions.

Categories
Books & Essays

Releasing In November 2019

From books by some of our favorite authors to works on topics we are deeply interested in, here’s a list of the book releases we are eagerly anticipating this month!

Categories
Books & Essays

Releasing In October 2019

It’s going to be raining books this month! What will you be reading?

Categories
Books & Essays

Releasing In September 2019

A lot of interesting titles coming up in September! Which ones will you be reading?

Categories
Books & Essays

The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln

The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail, remains to this day, one of the most successful conspiracy theory books ever written. What makes it so controversial?

Categories
Books & Essays

Releasing In August 2019

Which new books will you discover in August?

Categories
Books & Essays

Releasing In July 2019

Which new book releases will you discover in July?

Categories
Books & Essays

Releasing In June 2019

Eagerly waiting to get hold of some of these book releasing in June

Categories
Books & Essays

Releasing In May 2019

A select list of new releases from some of our favorite authors and our favorite genres that are set to hit the shelves this month.

Categories
Books & Essays

Introducing Myself by Ursula K. Le Guin

In this provocative, sarcastic and powerful essay, Ursula Le Guin examines gender stereotypes, feminism and identity

Categories
Books & Essays

Releasing In April 2019

A select list of new releases from some of our favorite authors and our favorite genres that are set to hit the shelves this month.

Categories
Books & Essays

Hippie by Paulo Coelho

Hippie, Paulo Coelho’s most autobiographical book, is a nostalgic trip down memory lane about his days as a hippie, and is a beautiful story about friendship, love, the search for meaning and realizing that getting closer to oneself demands many tough choices.

Categories
Books & Essays

Releasing In March 2019

We love the sight of a fresh month. New things to add to our monthly planners including reading plans for some new releases from our favorite authors and genres. Check out what’s releasing in March.

Categories
Books & Essays

Releasing In February 2019

Find out which books are all set to release in February 2019 that have us so excited!

Categories
Books & Essays

Red Sorghum by Mo Yan

Red Sorghum is a novel about the brutal terror, pillage and rape that innocent civilians had to face in the dark days of the Chinese civil war and the Sino-Japanese war in the 1930s.

Categories
Books & Essays

The Best Books of 2018

2018 was a great year for Of B&B as we started out on an adventure to bring literature into mainstream dialogue. From poetry to feminist non-fiction, scandalising history to psychology, we discovered some very interesting and insightful books in the past year. Here are some of our favourites that we absolutely recommend to our readers.

Categories
Books & Essays

Releasing In January 2019

It’s a brand new year! 2019 is going to be an interesting time for us. More features in our magazine, more interviews and of course, more new books to read. Here’s what we are looking forward to in January

Categories
Books & Essays

The Power of Persuasion by Mario Vargas Llosa

This week, we read the essay, The Power of Persuasion by Mario Vargas Llosa from his book, Letters to a Young Novelist. Llosa shares some great advice for writers, talking about a novel’s form and how, in great novels, form and content are not really separate from each other.

Categories
Books & Essays

Releasing In December 2018

We can’t wait to get our hands on some of these books releasing in December.

Categories
Books & Essays

Suttree by Cormac McCarthy

Humans are so full of silences and screams and suspense that we look forward to the next day with equal parts enthusiasm and equal parts anxiety. Thoughts of doom and death are never far from one’s mind. Suttree, difficult though its prose is, makes all this vocal, almost visual.

Categories
Books & Essays

Releasing In November 2018

What’s new this November? Check out some of the books we are eagerly anticipating!

Categories
Books & Essays

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Once upon a time, six human species roamed the Earth. Now, only one does. What happened to the others? How did Sapiens gain dominance of the entire world? How did we progress through history, build empires, become a global community that we are today? More importantly, what does it truly tell us about ourselves and where we are headed?

Categories
Books & Essays

Releasing In October 2018

It’s that time of the month when we take a look at upcoming books we are eagerly awaiting. From new releases from some of our favourite authors, to books from our favourite genres, here is a select list that we are looking forward to getting our hands on in October.

Categories
Books & Essays

Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini

War. Destruction. The never after. In Sea Prayer, a beautifully written, poignant piece, Khaled Hosseini commemorates the death of Alan Khurdi, the 3-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed ashore the coast of Turkey in 2015 as he tried to flee a war-torn Syria, by way of the sea. The image of Alan’s lifeless body sparked a massive emotional response, opening the eyes of the rest of the world to the horrors of the Syrian situation and the trauma of refugees.

Categories
Books & Essays

Releasing In September 2018

Ah, new books! Every bookworm’s delight. It’s time to take a look at the ones that are expected to be up for grabs in September. Here is a select list from some of our favourite authors that we are eagerly awaiting!

Categories
Books & Essays

Human Traces by Sebastian Faulks

What does it mean to be human? Is madness the price we pay for it? Sebastian Faulks explores this fragile thread that connects human consciousness with the depravity of the mind in his novel, Human Traces.