Damilola Oyedele in The Mantle:
The first thing that strikes the reader about Yahia Lababidi’s Revolutions of the Heart is its ‘genre-bending’ element. The book is divided into ‘Essays, Appreciations, Reflections,’ which delves into literature, religion, and global politics, and ‘Conversations & Fictions’ — a more intimate section which provides insights into Lababidi’s motivations, influences, and thoughts on an equally wide variety of topics.
The author describes himself as one who lives “for and through good conversations,” and the book gives the impression of an intimate conversation on some of the topics that matter most to him.
This collection of essays, interviews, and aphorisms is Lababidi’s invitation for his readers to encounter new ideas and refine old beliefs. Ultimately, the reader’s conversations with the author will indeed set their hearts in motion.