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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 wandering spirit—joyous, exuberant, filled to the brim with longing. Her only companions in her grandmother’s… Continue reading Review: Things They Lost by Okwiri Oduor

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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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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