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Review: WAKE: The Hidden History of Women Led Slave Revolts by Rebecca Hall illustrated by Hugo Martinez

Genre: Graphic Memoir Pages: 208 Published: June 1, 2021 Rate: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Women warriors planned and led slave revolts on slave ships during the Middle Passage. They fought their enslavers throughout the Americas. And then they were erased from history. Wake tells the story of Dr. Rebecca Hall, a historian, granddaughter of slaves,… Continue reading Review: WAKE: The Hidden History of Women Led Slave Revolts by Rebecca Hall illustrated by Hugo Martinez

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Review: His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie

"It wasn't easy being the key to other people's happiness, their victory, and their vindication." Genre: Fiction Pages: 288 Published: September 1st, 2020 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Afi Tekple is a young seamstress whose life is narrowing rapidly. She lives in a small town in Ghana with her widowed mother, spending much of her… Continue reading Review: His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie

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Review: The Son of the House by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia

"There was nothing the ears had ever heard to make them fall off, or the eyes had seen that would make them weep blood instead of tears." Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 304 Published: February 1st, 2019 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis In the Nigerian city of Enugu, young Nwabulu, a housemaid since the age of… Continue reading Review: The Son of the House by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia

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FromMyBookshelf: 16 Women Authors I Would Love To Meet

Hey Reader… I think one of my best discoveries is finding out I enjoy books written by women. My reading depicts and so does my blog. This made me wonder, given the chance, who would I want to meet. So I made a list. There are those authors who I have only read one book… Continue reading FromMyBookshelf: 16 Women Authors I Would Love To Meet

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Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"That's the problem. You read more about books than you read actual books." Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 477 Published: May 14, 2013 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she… Continue reading Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Blog Tour: The Meeting Point by Olivia Lara // Review

"There's enough sadness in the world as it is." Genre: Romance Fiction Pages: 368 Published: 2nd September, 2021 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis What if the Lift driver who finds your cheating boyfriend's phone holds the directions to true love? 'Who are you and why do you have my boyfriend's phone?' 'He left it in… Continue reading Blog Tour: The Meeting Point by Olivia Lara // Review

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Review: The Memory Of Love by Aminatta Forna

"People are wrong when they talk of love at first sight. It is neither love nor lust. No as she walks away from you, what you feel is loss. A premonition of loss." Genre: Fiction Pages: 464 Published: April 5th, 2010 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis In contemporary Sierra Leone, a devastating civil war has… Continue reading Review: The Memory Of Love by Aminatta Forna

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Review: Half Of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Education is a priority! How can we resist exploitation if we don’t have the tools to understand exploitation?” Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 433 Published: September 12th, 2006 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis A masterly, haunting new novel from a writer heralded by The Washington Post Book World as “the 21st-century daughter of Chinua Achebe,” Half… Continue reading Review: Half Of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Blog Tour: The Others by Sarah Blau // Review

"...the mask of politeness has been ripped off so quickly; why do we even bother keeping up appearances if they shatter so easily?" Genre: General Fiction Pages: 240 Published: April 13, 2021 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis As soon as Sheila hears the news, she knows the police will be calling. Dina Kaminer—one of Israel’s… Continue reading Blog Tour: The Others by Sarah Blau // Review