• The Sea Prayer

    When I first heard about The Sea Prayer, I got so excited that it is a new novel by Khaled Hosseini. Hosseini is one of my favorite authors and his novels are very inspirational. So, when Hosseini informed his excited fans that The Sea Prayer is not a novel, rather it is a book of illustrations, I got a bit disappointed. It is basically a children’s book based on true events. Hosseini described the Syrian crisis and the story of three years old Syrian Alan Kurdi, who drowned on the coast of Turkey in 2015. Hosseini was unable to take that picture from his mind, a three years old baby…

  • Heart of Darkness – The Horror of Colonization

    Joseph Conrad’s famous novel Heart of Darkness deals with the horrible situation of African slaves through the lens of a colonizer.  From the perspective of a colonizer, we come to realize that the white men view the Africans as nothing more than mere insects. For the colonizers, the colonized are primitive people having no language, history or culture. The African slaves are treated in a very brutal way, they are chained and used for labor work. The colonizers had no sense of humanity. For them, the slaves are insects who only speak gibberish only because they don’t have a real language. “It was written I should be loyal to the…