Exit West -Book Review !!

“When we migrate,We murder from our lives those we leave behind”

Exit West” -The Story got me interested,While going through a magazine article and immediately noted the book in my Reading list,For the next Year 2018.

Last week of December,I ordered it online and it was waiting on my Desk to be read soon!! No,I wasn’t waiting for 2018 to begin to start reading this one,I was on the verge  of getting through another book “Sapiens” another one I had on my list and ended 2017 by reading the Book .

It’s barely  been 2 days of the New Year!!

And I am Just Done reading ‘Exit West ,by Mohsin Hamid,Who I wasn’t aware was the author who wrote the’ Reluctant Fundamentalist.’Which was Adapted into a movie by Mira Nair.

The Book”Exit West”is  very similar to the story of  Reluctant Fundamentalist and Going through the books written by Hamid,I realised he is intrigued by the idea  of cross cultural influence and ‘Exit West’  Too is  a story of lovers Saeed & Nadia’s lives evolving through the  the years  of living together and never settling in one place realising Home is where they belong.And in many ways we all are immigrants and refugees in our homeland.

Exit West has also being shortlisted by ManBookerPrize 2017 and has been on of the Best Books Of 2017.

“Queen of Katwe”-Personal Movie Review 

“Queen of Katwe” A film by Mira Nair.Is a film Based On a true story,That Sends out a very strong message to the audiences,That no matter what background you belong to,No matter where you come from.You must be given the opportunity to prove yourself.The film revolves around the central character Phiona (Played by Madina Nalwanga) the movie on who it’s actually based and Robert Katende (Played by David Oyelowo,who was last seen playing the role of Sir.Mater Luther King in Salma)Play’s the role of  the coach who start’s training some of the kids in a  ‘ Katwe’,  a small village of Uganda,how to play Chess ,as a part time job,But makes it a full time job when he realises the potential of these kids becoming Master of the game.The amazing part of the story is how they adapt ,and prove their worth by defeating students from the best high school in the Uganda.

The timely expression and dialogues with South African music add the extra touch to make the movie an enjoyable one.

The star Cast also includes Lupita Nyong’O who play’s the role of Phiona mother (Nakku Harriet) (Academy Award winner of “12 Years A Slave”)

The complete star cast and the team involved in the film,Has done a really good job with the movie.