A review by therivingtonreader
The Centre by Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi


This was excellent and I really loved it. And I love the cover so much, I want to frame it and hang it in my house.

The Centre was eerie and definitely felt like something fishy was going on from the start. Which is obviously the point, but maybe I missed the hints because I totally didn't see what was going on coming at all. I thought it was going to be more complex than it actually was.

The most unsettling part to me was when Anisa started to not see a problem with the process:

"Somewhere along the way, I had decided that it was no greater sin to ingest a human being than it was to ingest, say, a cow. Or, arguably, a melon, which is also a living thing. Who was it that decided my flesh was more sacred than, say, Billee's, or Billee's more sacred than a chicken's, or a chicken's more than a pea's? No, that was pure speciesism. It was us humans, as always, adamant on our own superiority."