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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: 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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Review: An Ordinary Wonder by Buki Papillon

"There's change going on all around me. Yet I seem to be growing softer around the edges..." Genre: Fiction Pages: 320 Published: March 25, 2021 Rate: 4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis An Ordinary Wonder is a story of the courage needed to be yourself. Oto leaves for boarding school with one plan: excel and escape his… Continue reading Review: An Ordinary Wonder by Buki Papillon

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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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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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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