Sonia Nair

Sonia Nair reviews 'The Hope Fault' by Tracy Farr

Sonia Nair
25 August 2017

The minutiae and messiness of family life as it comes together and unravels time and time again are delicately rendered in Tracy Farr’s second novel, The Hope Fault. The unrelenting rain that forms the lugubrious backdrop for much of the novel conjures up the same rich, atmospheric setting of the late Georgia Blain’s More

Sonia Nair reviews 'Black British: A novel' by Hebe de Souza

Sonia Nair
28 October 2016

Set against the milieu of India’s recent emancipation from British rule and the indelible scars left by the country’s 1947 partition with Pakistan, Black British subverts the More

Sonia Nair reviews 'Chasing Shadows'

Sonia Nair
28 May 2014

A multi-generational saga straddling numerous countries and political régimes, Leila Yusaf Chung’s first novel, Chasing Shadows, largely alternates between middle child Ajamia’s viewpoint and her father Abu Fadi’s memories, thus giving an evocative portrait of Middle Eastern life in the late nineteenth century. Abu, a middle-aged Polish-Jewish m ... More