About

Welcome, I’m Sabeena! I’m brown, from London Town and  a self confessed book nerd with a proclivity for reading Post-Colonial literature in all its guises, (if you’re wondering why, click here) and I like my books, like my feminism- intersectional! I am particularly interested in race, religion, the legacy of empire and the subversive potential of Post-Colonial lit. I like (but am not limited to,) reading books by POC, about POC and especially WOC.  Aside from that, I’m insufferably anti social, introverted and a Luddite, which in reflection, are not the best traits for a blogger to have! If you’d like to know more, I think this artwork by Hiba khan  probably just about sums me up!  🙂

Not Your Bride

Photo 30-01-2015

C'est Moi, the pocobookreader! Pretending to read a book again :)
C’est Moi, the pocobookreader! Pretending to read a book again 🙂

Hope you enjoy this blog, and if you have any feedback, requests or recommendations, do let me know and if you want to add me on Goodreads click here. You can also find me on Twitter.

“But the people I found, the people I was attracted to were not unlike myself. They were trying to find order in their world, looking for the centre..” V.S Naipaul

19 comments

  1. Thanks for following my blog and likewise, love your reading list! Wow, I just finished Jamaica Kincaid’s The autobiography of my mother, post colonial literature at its best, what a voice! I haven’t read anything that brilliant for some time and can’t wait to dust off some of her stories I have had on the shelf for far too long.

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    • Thanks very much Claire. You are right about Jamaica Kincaid, she’s a stalwart of the genre, hopefully I’ll get some reviews of her stuff up soon. I really enjoyed your review and look forward to reading more 🙂

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  2. I looked through your blog and loved it! Since you read and write book reviews I was bound to be partial for you haha.
    Honestly I was reading through and I like your work. Go brown Muslim woman!

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  3. Found my way here from Darkowaa’s blog. I’m loving your blog, very insightful and I immediately followed. Inspiring too, it makes me want to put more emphasis on Indonesian literature on my blog next year since Indonesia is a country with a heavy colonial history, even if our literature isn’t the most famous in the world. But some of Indonesia’s modern classics and contemporary releases really grapple with the legacy of empire and oppression.

    And whoa, I just totally made this all about my own blog. Off to read more of your posts! I look forward to chatting with you!

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    • Welcome and thank you for the lovely comments. Glad you found it inspiring, I would love to hear more about Indonesia’s colonial past as it is not something I’ve encountered in fiction, so i would definitely be interested in that! Would also love any book recommendations you might have. Thanks for the follow, looking forward to reading your blog 🙂

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  4. I’m so glad I found this blog! I chose a lot of post-colonial literature modules at university but realise that, lately, I haven’t read as much as I would like to. I look forward to reading some of your book reviews to get some ideas of what to read next.

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  5. It is a pleasure to meet you! You had me at that pic with the two unrelenting middle fingers in the air! All kidding aside, I found you through Read Diverse Books tag, am a woman of color writer and author hailing from the US via the Commonwealth of Dominica and would love to keep up with your blog and book reviews. Who knows? I just might be one of the authors whose book/s you review one day! Either way, I’m going to stay a while. Be well. 🌟

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