Monday, February 1, 2016

Blogroll of Reviews


Book Review: Nomad

One of the gifts I received this Christmas was a book called Nomad  by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. It is a book I have been wanting after reading her earlier book called Infidel. The author is — or shall I say — was a Muslim who managed to leave the culture as an adult — at risk of life and limb. She claims that many young Muslim girls are still being circumcised, even after immigrating to western society. In countries like Canada, the United States and even Britain and Holland, where female circumcision is against the law, the practice still continues. So I wonder to myself: Read more…

Book Review: Of Water and the Spirit

Malidoma Patrice Somé, who authored “Of Water and the Spirit” says his village elders believed that it is utterly impossible to survive being caught between two conflicting belief systems. We have all heard horrific stories about children of the first peoples being ripped away from the security and love of their family and village, and unceremoniously deposited into residential schools. It happened in North America, and now Malidoma Patrice Somé relates his experience in Upper Volta, Africa at the hands of the Jesuit priests. Perhaps child kidnapping at the mercy of religious fanatics is a world-wide phenomenon.  Read more…
Book Review: "I Wept by the Rivers of Babylon" by Terry Waldstrom
“I Wept by the Rivers of Babylon” is yet another story of a young man incrementally sliding into the mind control of a dangerous religion based on blind faith. The most unfortunate part of this tale is how the religion teaches no common sense and no survival skills to maneuver safely in the real world — only harsh, unyielding rules of total obedience by its out-of-touch taskmasters. Read more…

Movie Review: The Help

Dare to peer into a world set in Jackson, Mississippi during the early 60s. "The Help" stars Emma Stone as Skeeter, Viola Davis as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny. It is about the marginalization of the colored folk and less fortunate whites. The elitist townswomen have nothing worthwhile to do with their lives except to discriminate against their colored sisters—the very ones who raised their children, kept their houses clean and orderly, and served them and their snobbish friends. I laughed and I cried and everything in between. Read more...

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