Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Lee, Dirie

Two more recommendations based on Extended Essay reading:

Janet Boyd has read Harper Lee's classic To Kill a Mockingbird and writes:-

To kill a Mockingbird was one of those books I always heard people talking about or reading and now I understand why. The book makes you think. It's about a girl thinking back to her childhood and her father's involvement in a case where a black man was accused of rape. Not only was the case interesting, the back story and the secretive neighbour Boo Radley really draw you in. I would recommend this book to everyone.

And Laia Casas Abella has been reading Waris Dirie's autobiography, Desert Flower:-

In my opinion, Desert Flower is an amazing book that reflects the role that women have in  Somalian culture. On one hand, it explains some traditions where is shown the discrimination that a lot of African women suffer every day, such as the circumcision. On the other hand, it also shows the valour and the courage of the main character, and the fighter spirit that helped her to get thorough any obstacle and achieve her aims. Therefore, I strongly recommend this book.

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