“I Guess My Soul is in a Cat”- Lost at Sea

Bryan Lee O'Malley's Lost at Sea is about Riley, a girl who believes a cat has stolen her soul. Surprisingly, apart from this, Riley is a very relatable character- a teenage girl who hasn't quite figured things out yet, and doesn't know if she ever will. She worries she is too tall, and too weird, and… Continue reading “I Guess My Soul is in a Cat”- Lost at Sea

“Sheer, Calculated Silliness” – The Lessons of The History Boys

Irwin's comment that he doesn't "think there is time" for Hector's kind of teaching anymore is a sad one - and applies well outside of the context of Alan Bennet's The History Boys. Whilst the play does pit Irwin and Hector's teaching methods against each other : Dakin- We don't know who we are sir.… Continue reading “Sheer, Calculated Silliness” – The Lessons of The History Boys

From Lagos with Love- Americanah’s Ifem and Obinze

The love between Ifemelu and Obinze in Chimananda Ngozi Adichie's novel, Americanah, is the kind of love that everyone wishes they had. It breaks through the stereotypes that the romances of your youth are not built to last, and beyond that, through the hardships adult relationships face- distance, money, education, and status. Ifem and Obinze, in their… Continue reading From Lagos with Love- Americanah’s Ifem and Obinze