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Review: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

“Sometimes, you recognize truth because it destroys you for a bit.” Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 230 Published: 6th June, 2019 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Ada has always been unusual. Her parents prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry. Their troubled child begins to develop separate selves and is prone to fits… Continue reading Review: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

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Review: Sula by Toni Morrison

“Her daughter was more comfort and purpose than she had ever hoped to find in this life.” Genre: Literary Fiction Pages:  189 Published: 1973 November Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Sula and Nel are two young black girls: clever and poor. They grow up together sharing their secrets, dreams and happiness. Then Sula breaks free… Continue reading Review: Sula by Toni Morrison

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Review: An Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohammed

“The avoidance of shame seems to be at the heart of everything in a girl’s life.” Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 342 Published: 31st July, 2013 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis It is 1987 and Hargeisa waits. Whispers of revolution travel on the dry winds, but still the dictatorship remains secure.Soon, through the eyes of three… Continue reading Review: An Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohammed

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Review: Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

“There’s power in knowledge passed between generations, whether it’s by those books of yours or by an elder’s mouth.” Genre: Romance Fiction Pages: 400 Published: 23rd June, 2020 Rate: 4stars Goodreads Synopsis Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay to relieve all that career-driven tension.… Continue reading Review: Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

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Blog Tour: When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo // Review

“Nothing she love more than this full-cupboard feeling: the sweet smell of tobacco, the even rhythm of the rocking chair, the green hills and her granny face brimming with stay.” Genre: Fiction Pages: 278 Published: 1st March, 2022 Rate: 4stars Goodreads Synopsis Darwin is a down-on-his-luck gravedigger, newly arrived in the Trinidadian city of Port… Continue reading Blog Tour: When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo // Review

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Review: Pleasantview by Celeste Mohammed

"Freedom is just feet away from me." Genre: Fiction Pages: 216 Published: 4th May, 2021 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Coconut trees. Carnival. Rum and coke. To many outsiders, these idyllic images represent the supposed easy life in Caribbean nations such as Trinidad and Tobago. However, the reality is far different for those who live… Continue reading Review: Pleasantview by Celeste Mohammed

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Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

"I thought it must me the worst thing in the world." Genre: Fiction Pages: 294 Published: 1963 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with… Continue reading Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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Review: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

“It was their contempt for their own blackness that gave the first insult its teeth.” Genre: Fiction Pages: 216 Published: 1st June 1970 Rate: 5 stars Goodreads Synopsis The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison's first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain,… Continue reading Review: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison