In 1975, Pol Pot and his Communist organization, Angkar, took over Cambodia. Loung Ung, the writer of this harrowing record, is a daughter of a servant of the regiment before Angkar. First They Killed My Father is her account of the unimaginable tragedy and persecution that her family had to endure from the beginning till the point where they get to exit from it. During the period of 1975 to 1980, child Loung already lost family members, was forced to survive independently, struggled to last from starvation, malnourishment, and the killings.
In 1994, a woman named Susan Smith drowned her two sons deep into a lake near their neighborhood. Beyond All Reason is the account of her husband at the time, David Smith. A dad who lost his two sons and had to deal with a wife that was also the murderer of his children.
I meant to read this one very long ago, but for reasons that I no longer remember, I only got to read it this year, and I was mistaking it as a work of fiction! Stupid me! So I was reading it totally oblivious that this is a true story! So guys, I know that … Continue reading Tattooist of Auschwitz Review
A memoir is one way to live a vicarious life. One way to imagine putting your feet into another person’s shoes. And this is us, in Taraji Penda Henson’s shoes, or as you might know her, Cookie Lyon. Frankly speaking, I knew little about Taraji other than her as Cookie Lyon in Empire and as … Continue reading Around The Way Girl : A Memoir – Review
Good morning Nerdies, and welcome to Rubbish Talk. Today I am going to breathlessly talk about Homo Deus, a wildly captivating and exceedingly speculative theory postulated by the atrociously intelligent Yuval Noah Harari. WOA!! WAY . TOO . MANY . adverbs-slash-jective ! I know! I just wanted to show you how high I deemed this … Continue reading Homo Deus: Are We God?
As a child, had you or had you not ever been asked this question: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A book by Karen Armstrong In 2018, many people perceive Islam as a fearsome and provoking religion, which its believers are alleged of incorporating terror and atrocity into their creed. With this kind of worrisome yet prevailing accusation it’s only natural that Muhammad as the chief figure of Islam to be perceived as a man … Continue reading Muhammad: The Prophet for Our Time