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August 2015 book reviews

dun cow

Now that I am slightly less sick and able to read again, here are some reviews… The Book of the Dun Cow, Walter Wangerin, Jr. Chauntecleer the Rooster is the noble Lord of his region in a world without humans, and he must rally a ‘fellowship of the meek’ to […]

Super short reviews of 4 books about Africa


Preachers of Another Gospel, Femi Adeleye All the examples in this theological and pastoral take down of prosperity gospel are African, so you don’t need to ‘leave’ Africa for this discussion. The author also offers positive examples of Christian discipleship and interaction with prosperity from his Nigerian background, so the […]

May 2015 book reviews


The Strays, Emily Bitto Winner of The Stella Prize for this year, this novel reminded me of Doris Lessig’s The Golden Notebook in its retrospective angle on a historical social movement, except that in The Strays I also felt like I actually got to know the characters though they were […]

I was disappointed by Bad Feminist

roxanne gay

Perhaps my expectations had been set awry by the publicity around Roxanne Gay’s Bad Feminist, but I was pretty disappointed by it. I was expecting a manifesto for bad feminism, which I think is a really interesting way of describing fourth wave feminism, and the fact that there is no […]