Category Archives: Non-fiction

  1. Review: The Face: Strangers on a Pier by Tash Aw


    August 20, 2018 by Zoë

    In The Face: Strangers on a Pier, Tash Aw explores his own identity as Malaysian Chinese, as well as considering broader questions of diasporic identity and belonging in Southeast Asia and the world.

  2. Review: How I Resist edited by Maureen Johnson


    August 6, 2018 by Zoë

    How I Resist by Maureen Johnson pulls together contributions from a large assortment of people all with the aim of inspiring young people, who may not be old enough to vote, to still be involved in social movements and activism.

  3. Review: Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson


    July 16, 2018 by Zoë

    Interested in minimizing the impact you have on the planet? That’s what a zero waste lifestyle is for, and that’s what Bea Johnson sets out to explain in Zero Waste Home.

  4. Review: Algorithms of Oppression by Safiya Umoja Noble


    June 11, 2018 by Zoë

    In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble explores the ways in which algorithms, especially Google’s search algorithm, reflect back prejudices within society.

  5. Review: The Dragon Behind the Glass by Emily Voigt


    March 26, 2018 by Zoë

    The Dragon Behind the Glass by Emily Voigt follows one journalist as she explores trade networks along which the Asian arowana is sold.