All posts tagged determination

New academic year, New you!

We’ve all probably fallen victim to the idea that as soon as the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, we’re going to radically change our personalities and suddenly become committed […]

Book review: ‘The Mosul Legacy’ by Christopher Lowery

“The topicality of this novel is what makes it so poignant to read.” Mosul, Iraq, 2016 – once the defining moment of ISIL’s rise to power, but quickly becoming a […]

The Tide of Empowerment

It has been a traditional key feature of womanhood that a young girl must learn to sew. She must be able to make her children’s clothing; she should have a […]

Is Addiction a Disease?

Drug addicts: Are they weak-willed? Or really lacking in power to change?  I can think of times in my life when I was super strong-willed to get what I wanted, […]

Patricia Highsmith’s Little Tales of Misogyny- Little Tales for Nasty Women

Now don’t be fooled by the title, Highsmith’s short story collection doesn’t paint pictures of rotten men, and victim women. Instead Highsmith creates a sweetshop’s worth of lurid, eccentric, strange, […]