Isn’t it ironic that on April 1, when the world celebrates April’s fool, we publish a blog post on the reading theme, truth?
How did your reading plan go for the month of March? Did you complete any of the recommended books, Wrecked or A Thousand Splendid Suns? If you did, you would have read about the resilience of the human spirit and hopefully empathized with the women who were the main characters in these novels.
The recommended books on Truth focus on speaking truth about prejudice in society. Interestingly, they are both fiction books as fiction often leaves a long lasting impression on our minds than the best-written speeches.
Here is the list we put together:
- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. This timeless classic set in what is now South Eastern Nigeria in precolonial times. Achebe writes in detail about the Igbo society before the arrival of missionaries to highlight the notion that the Igbo culture was not inferior to the culture introduced by colonialists.
- Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Another timeless classic set in England in the nineteenth century. Dickens writes about the travails of poor children in workhouses and orphanages. This book, amongst others, led to reforms in England’s treatment of poor people!
We hope you enjoy reading these books.
Speaking of truths, take out time this April to think about and create awareness about issues surrounding sexual harassment of the vulnerable. Can you think of any books that explore this theme in an objective manner? Please share in the comments Section.
We wish you the best that April and the Spring season brings!
Do share your April reading list with us in the comments section.