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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: Beer Pressure by Otieno Opondo

“I was naïve, and life was about to teach me a sobering lesson on alcohol.” Genre: Fiction Pages: 252 Published: 2021 Rate: 3 stars Synopsis Timon Oywelowo’s path towards a better future is paved with several landmines. As an impressionable teenager, his friends pressure him into taking his first sip of beer. He’s found out,… Continue reading Review: Beer Pressure by Otieno Opondo

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Review: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

“To know what a person has done, and to know who a person is, are very different things.” Genre: Historical Fiction  Pages: 336 Published: 10th September, 2013 Rate: 4.5 Goodreads Synopsis: A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.  Set against Iceland’s… Continue reading Review: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

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Review: A Broken People’s Playlist by Chimeka Garricks

“Then, voice strong and lifted, she said a long lyrical, heartfelt prayer for me, in Khana not English – because Nigerian mothers don’t apologise in conventional ways.” Genre: Fiction, Short Stories Pages: 255 Published: 2020 Rate: 5 stars Goodreads Synopsis A Broken People’s Playlist is a collection of short stories with underlying themes so beautifully… Continue reading Review: A Broken People’s Playlist by Chimeka Garricks

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Review: Tar Baby by Toni Morrison

“One of the worst things about being old is eating. First you have to find something you can eat and second you have to try not to drop it all over yourself.” Genre: Fiction Pages: 320 Published: March 12th,1981 Rate: 2.5 stars Goodreads Synopsis Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention… Continue reading Review: Tar Baby 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