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Review: Things They Lost by Okwiri Oduor

“And right then, inside Ayosa, a key turned, its teeth and notches biting down, wriggling for a few seconds, before finding its cavity.” Genre: General Fiction Pages: 368 Published: April 12th 2022 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Ayosa is a… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

28 Of My Favorite Books Of 2021

Hi Reader, I recently shared my 5 Star Reads of last year which can also read as my best books of 2021, but, there are books that I read that became favorites. These books rank between 3 to 4 stars,… Continue Reading →

My 5 Star Reads of 2021

Reader, I read 200 books in 2021 and some were good, others, not so much. If you’ve been following me for a while you know it takes a lot for me to give a book 5 ⭐. Last year I… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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