What to do in self-isolation

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Raunak Lally, Culture Editor: Online

As the spread of the COVID-19 virus worsens, self-isolation and social distancing have become common practices. This has made it difficult for people to find adequate sources of entertainment. Walking in an open space like a park or around your neighborhood can be a relatively safe alternative to going to shops or visiting friends in houses. Nevertheless, below are many new things that can be tried from indoors.

A book you can’t put down:

The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Daré 

Although it was just released earlier this month, “The Girl With The Louding Voice” has already been met with numerous praises. Its ratings support the comments as it holds a 4.9 out of 5 stars rating on Amazon. 

The story follows Adunni, a fourteen-year-old girl living in a small Nigerian town, and starts with her about to be married off to a man who already has a daughter her age. As if her life was not complicated enough at this point, Adunni ends up working as a servant in a home in Lagos, though her employer’s other staff eventually become Adunni’s honorary family. 

Despite the maltreatment she has faced throughout her life, Adunni is courageous and determined to reach her dream of being educated and finding success through working hard. “The Girl With The Louding Voice” is a tale of struggle, strength and humor, as it sheds light on the issue of modern slavery from a unique and engaging perspective. Click here to view the book on Amazon.

A must-see movie:

The Banker

This film takes place during the 1960s in the U.S. when African-American entrepreneurs Bernard Garrett and Joe Morris are trying to find a way to overcome the prominent racial prejudice they face. In order to give their business venture a chance at success, the duo train a white man to pose as the head of their company while Garrett and Morris pose as a chauffeur and a janitor. “The Banker” boasts a respectable cast as it features the likes of Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie, who do this civil rights drama justice. The film is available to be streamed on Apple TV+.

Top song releases of the week:

  1. Getaway Green – All Time Low
  2. Actions – John Legend
  3. The Way That I Love You – Passenger

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