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Review: Lacuna by Fiona Snyckers

“Perhaps they simply thought it was more genteel to keep ugliness off the stage. No one wants to watch stomach-turning violence at the theatre, especially over dinner. It can be very upsetting.” Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 255 Published: 1st April 2019 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Lucy Lurie is deeply sunk in PTSD following a… Continue reading Review: Lacuna by Fiona Snyckers

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Review: Murdering Romance by Kendi Karimi

“She always knew that one day, she would pay for her stories, but she never expected it to be such personal a vengeance.” Genre: Fiction Pages: 214 Published: 29th April, 2022 Rate: 2.5 stars Synopsis The novel by Kendi Karimi – a journalist-turned author- is a fascinating and nostalgic narration that effortlessly combines real life… Continue reading Review: Murdering Romance by Kendi Karimi

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Review: Beloved by Toni Morrison

“It was as though one day she saw red baby blood, another day the pink gravestone chips, and that was the last of it.” Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 324 Published: 16th September, 1987 Rate: 4.5 stars Goodreads Synopsis Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free.… Continue reading Review: Beloved by Toni Morrison

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Review: Mandate Of The People by Margaret Ogola

“She was a child of the modern universe – hard as nails and willing to do whatever it took to survive.” Genre: Fiction Pages: 246 Published: 2012 Rate: 3 stars Goodreads Synopsis During the election time in Migodi, Leo Adam Agade, a hitherto unknown breed of politician in the region, campaigns on a platform of… Continue reading Review: Mandate Of The People by Margaret Ogola

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Review: The Murmur Of Bees by Sofia Segova

“That tile was a betrayer of mischief, for with its inevitable clunk, the mother of the time would be alerted to whatever plan her offspring had hatched.” Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 471 Published: 1st March 2015 Rate: 5 stars Goodreads Synopsis From the day that old Nana Reja found a baby abandoned under a bridge,… Continue reading Review: The Murmur Of Bees by Sofia Segova

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Review: How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue

“I’m waiting and waiting for a response and I’ve got nothing to do but more waiting so I’ll wait until I have nothing else to do but wait.” Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 364 Published: 9th March 2021 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis So begins Imbolo Mbue’s powerful second novel, How Beautiful We Were. Set in the… Continue reading Review: How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue

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Review: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

“Believe in your values and your rules, but never Lord them over others.” Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 354 Published: 1st March 2009 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and… Continue reading Review: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

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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