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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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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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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: The Cages We Built by Kendi Karimi

"It's gloomy this twisted plot Of souls come undone." Genre: Fiction, Poetry Pages: 246 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Disclaimer: I did get a copy of the book from the author for review but all thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own. My Take The Cages We Built is a collection of poetry written in… Continue reading Review: The Cages We Built by Kendi Karimi

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Review: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

"Her most striking feature, however, is her eyes deep black and fathomless, as if she's seen the worst of humanity and survived to laugh at it all." Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 432 Published: February 9, 2021 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that… Continue reading Review: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

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Review: I Do Not Come To You By Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

"How could such sordidness be juxtaposed with so much affluence." Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 345 Published: January 1, 2009 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Being the opara of the family, Kingsley Ibe is entitled to certain privileges--a piece of meat in his egusi soup, a party to celebrate his graduation from university. As first son,… Continue reading Review: I Do Not Come To You By Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

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Review: Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

"...because a mother does not do what she wants, she does what is best for her child." Genre: Domestic Fiction Pages: 260 Published: March 2, 2017 Rate: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Yejide and Akin have been married since they met and fell in love at university. Though many expected Akin to take several wives, he… Continue reading Review: Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

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Review: We Are All Birds of Uganda by Hafsa Zayyan

"As it turns out, my darling, wealth takes you to many places. I only wish you were here to see it." Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 400 Published: January 21, 2021 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis 1960s UGANDA. Hasan struggles to keep his family business afloat following the sudden death of his wife. As he begins… Continue reading Review: We Are All Birds of Uganda by Hafsa Zayyan