Review

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

Review

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

Review

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

Review

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

Review

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

Review

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

Review

Review: The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste

"What the mouth says has nothing to do with what someone means. It is the face that speaks." Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 448 Published: 24 September, 2019 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis With the threat of Mussolini’s army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid in Kidane and… Continue reading Review: The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste

Review

Review: Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

"People don't want to open their eyes and see the Truth because the illusion suits them." Genre: Fiction Pages: 382 Published: March 15th, 2016 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their… Continue reading Review: Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue