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Review: The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste

"What the mouth says has nothing to do with what someone means. It is the face that speaks." Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 448 Published: 24 September, 2019 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis With the threat of Mussolini’s army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid in Kidane and… Continue reading Review: The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste

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Review: Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

"People don't want to open their eyes and see the Truth because the illusion suits them." Genre: Fiction Pages: 382 Published: March 15th, 2016 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their… Continue reading Review: Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

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Review: Under The Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

"Mama says that war has a way of changing people, that even a brave man occasionally loses hope, and sometimes all the pleading in the world cannot persuade him to begin hoping again." Genre: Fiction Published: September 3, 2015 Pages: 328 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Get a copy: Text Book Centre Goodreads Synopsis One day in… Continue reading Review: Under The Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

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A Look Into The Newly Opened Text Book Centre CBD Branch

It's a beautiful Saturday afternoon, I'm sat at my desk writing this post and I'm getting excited all over again. A few days ago I told you, here, about the new Text Book Centre (TBC) branch that was coming to town. Well, I had the pleasure of attending the launch and let me tell you,… Continue reading A Look Into The Newly Opened Text Book Centre CBD Branch

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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: Love In Colour by Bolu Babalola

"Love immediately pulled at her. It was a kind of love she'd never known; unburdened, pure and without expectation." Genre: Fiction / Short Stories Published: August 20, 2020 Page: 290 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Get a copy: Textbookcentre Goodreads Synopsis A high-born Nigerian goddess, who has been beaten down and unappreciated by her gregarious lover, longs… Continue reading Review: Love In Colour by Bolu Babalola

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Review: The Wolf And The Water by Josie Jaffrey

"It felt like family, that intimacy, that acceptance, and Kala wanted it keenly." Genre: Historical Fantasy Published: 2020 Pages: 268 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Some secrets are worth killing for The ancient city of Kepos sits in an isolated valley, cut off from the outside world by a towering wall. Behind it, the souls… Continue reading Review: The Wolf And The Water by Josie Jaffrey

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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