Literature Reviews and Journalism Portfolio

Hello! Welcome to my portfolio. My best reviews from the Stabroek News are arranged below for your perusal. I also included one health journalism article from when I was a student at the University of Guyana.

Thank you for reading.

– Nikita.

Rivers Solomon’s The Deep is fanfiction as commentary on history and transgenerational trauma

Originally Published in the Stabroek News on February 14, 2021 When I saw the cover of The Deep by Rivers Solomon, my mind immediately bounced back to the 2013 Animal Planet docufiction Mermaids: The Body Found. A friend of mine had told me that The Deep was more about memory and history, but still with the image of that mockumentary in …

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Leone Ross explores the diversity of women’s experiences in Come Let Us Sing Anyway

Originally published in the March 13th, 2022 edition of the Stabroek News Last July, I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing This One Sky Day/Popisho by Leone Ross. I love this book, and its masterful medley of magic, mystery and melancholy still lives in my head rent-free to this day. Just last week, on …

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The picture shows the cover of Elizabeth Gilbert's book "Big Magic". The cover reads "Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, published by Bloomsbury". The cover has bursts of what looks like violet, magenta, yellow and blue powder.

Big Magic – Five steps to creativity without fear

I don’t read self-help books very often, but last October, my good friend, the artist Maharanie Jhillu of artful.592, introduced me to Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. At the time, I was stressed about a writing project that was not going well. While I was grumbling to her, she recommended Big Magic. …

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Chaos is Power in Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord

Originally published in the April 10th, 2022 edition of the Stabroek News April finds me in a mischievous mood, the joyful memories of Easters past working their way around my subconscious. It’s a season of quick laughter and a hunger for fun, which made me crave a book about tricksters and mischief-makers, and the chaotic …

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“Manhood isn’t a monolith” and other lessons for Queer youth in George M. Johnson’s Memoir-Manifesto “All Boys Aren’t Blue”

Originally published in the June 6th, 2021 edition of the Stabroek News June is Pride Month. Throughout this month, members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Asexual, Interest and Queer communities and their allies – both in Guyana and across the globe – recognise, acknowledge, and celebrate the influences and achievements of the LGBT+ community …

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When Your Body Betrays You – A Health Journalism Feature Story

Literature Reviews and Journalism Portfolio

Hello! Welcome to my portfolio. My best reviews from the Stabroek News are arranged below for your perusal. I also included one health journalism article from when I was a student at the University of Guyana. Thank you for reading. – Nikita.

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