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Isaiah Berlin: A Life
Michael Ignatieff, M. Ignatev
Can't and Won't: Stories
Lydia Davis
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Luhmann Explained: From Souls to Systems
Hans-Georg Moeller
The Savage Detectives
Roberto BolaƱo, Natasha Wimmer
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
Lydia Davis
20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker
Deborah Treisman
Collected Fictions
Jorge Luis Borges, Andrew Hurley
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Confessions of a Philosopher: A Personal Journey Through Western Philosophy from Plato to Popper (Modern Library Paperbacks)
Bryan Magee


Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie I've always felt like the sort of person who should be reading her work so I'm almost embarrassed to admit how late I am to the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie bandwagon. I'm glad I waited for Americanah.

Any narrative flaws (real or imagined) are more than made up for by the honesty at the heart of the story she tells; the characters' constant struggle to re-weave the disparate strands of a tattered concept, ravaged by time into frightening fluidity, into something with the semblance of stability of the original meaning of the term, home.

The sheer amount of TRUTH overflowing from some of the pages in her book made me want to compile them into a little book and give to friends, family members and anyone else who wanted an accurate report of what it feels like to live where you're not wanted in the hope of never having to live in want.