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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… Continue Reading →

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… 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 →

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,… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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