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Review: The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

“From where the world starts to where it ends, when women start to lament men the sun could drop from the sky and they would not realise.” Genre: Fiction, Coming of Age Pages: 438 Published: 1st September 2020 Rate: 4.5 stars Goodreads Synopsis "Smart, headstrong, and flawed, Kirabo is raised by doting grandparents in idyllic… Continue reading Review: The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

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Review: How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue

“I’m waiting and waiting for a response and I’ve got nothing to do but more waiting so I’ll wait until I have nothing else to do but wait.” Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 364 Published: 9th March 2021 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis So begins Imbolo Mbue’s powerful second novel, How Beautiful We Were. Set in the… Continue reading Review: How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue

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Review: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

“Believe in your values and your rules, but never Lord them over others.” Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 354 Published: 1st March 2009 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and… Continue reading Review: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

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Review: Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

“To Suubi, life was daytime coming and going, night-time arriving and departing so that life carried her along.” Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 411 Published: 18th June 2014 Rate: 5 stars Goodreads Synopsis Uganda’s history reimagined through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan in an award-winning debut.In 1750, Kintu Kidda unleashes a curse that will… Continue reading Review: Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

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Did I Do It?? // Checking In On My 2021 Goals and Challenges

Hi Reader! I hope you are doing well and that you have been reading some good books. The last few days of December for me are usually for reflecting and taking stock. On today’s post I wanted to share the status of my goals and reading challenges of 2021 and we can both see I… Continue reading Did I Do It?? // Checking In On My 2021 Goals and Challenges