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If You Like This, You’ll Love That: Sulwe and Hair Love

I have had the pleasure of reading two fantastic picture books so far this year and I don't know if I'm late to the party, but I wanted to share them with you. I read Sulwe in January and Hair Love in February, which I can't stop thinking about. Zuri and Sulwe are two little… Continue reading If You Like This, You’ll Love That: Sulwe and Hair Love

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Review: Black Sunday Tola Rotimi Abraham

"I did not know how many worlds could fit into ours and not explode when they came in contact." Genre: Fiction Published: February 4th, 2020 Pages: 279 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Get a copy: Textbookcentre Goodreads Synopsis Following the fate of one family over the course of two decades in Nigeria, this debut novel tells the… Continue reading Review: Black Sunday Tola Rotimi Abraham

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Review: The Answers by Catherine Lacey

"...people fell in love to find something in themselves that they'd had all along." Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 291 Publisher: Granta Published: 6th June, 2017 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis An urgent, propulsive novel about a woman learning to negotiate her ailment and its various aftereffects via the simulacrum of a perfect romantic relationship In… Continue reading Review: The Answers by Catherine Lacey

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Review: The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

"It's never the changes we want that change everything." Genre: Fiction Pages: 335 Published: September 6th, 2007 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar… Continue reading Review: The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

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Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

"This was a family gathering, not a networking opportunity. These people were so completely at ease, so well mannered." Genre: Fiction, Contemporary Published: 11th June, 2013 Pages: 403 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that… Continue reading Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

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Review: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

"When your own life is threatened, your sense of empathy is blunted by a terrible, selfish hunger for survival." Genre: Fiction Published: September 11, 2001 Pages: 460 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is… Continue reading Review: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

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Review: The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Daré

"I wish I am a man, but I am not, so I do the next thing I can do. I marry a man." Genre: Fiction Published: 4th February, 2020 Pages: 312 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Get a copy: Textbookcentre Goodreads Synopsis A powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman… Continue reading Review: The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Daré

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Review: Thursdays by Jackson Biko

"She's almost always demure in nature, prodding in character and very restless in the season she seemed to be in." Genre: Fiction Pages: 217 Published: December 2020 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Book Blurb Vina Wira band is struggling. Every Thursday they play in the streets of Nairobi, outside a building that houses a recording label they… Continue reading Review: Thursdays by Jackson Biko

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Blog Tour: Amari And The Night Brothers by B.B. Alston

"People tend to fear what they don't understand. And fear can far too easily become hatred." Genre: Middle Grade (own voices) Pages: 416 Publisher: Egmont Books Published: 21st January,2021 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Quinton Peters was the golden boy of the Rosewood low-income housing projects, receiving full scholarship offers to two different Ivy League… Continue reading Blog Tour: Amari And The Night Brothers by B.B. Alston

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Review: Atonement by Ian McEwan

"In love with her, willing himself to stay sane for her, he was naturally in love with her words." Genre: Fiction Published: 2001 Pages: 372 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation… Continue reading Review: Atonement by Ian McEwan