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Review: The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

"Fresh starts were good; that separateness was where you could feel yourself, where you could learn who you were apart from everyone else." Genre: Domestic Fiction Pages: 245 Published: August 4, 2020 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Raised by a distant father and an understanding but overprotective mother, Vivek suffers disorienting blackouts, moments of disconnection… Continue reading Review: The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

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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

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Review: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

"There are two kinds of people in the world, those who leave home, and those who don't." Genre: Domestic Fiction Pages: 308 Published: January 29, 2015 Rate: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Newlyweds, Celestial and Roy, are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is… Continue reading Review: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

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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

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Review: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

"Life is an adventure to be embraced with an open mind and loving heart" Genre: Domestic Fiction Pages: 453 Published: May 2, 2019 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and… Continue reading Review: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

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Review: White Teeth by Zadie Smith

"The way Archie saw it, country people should die in the country and city people should die in the city." Genre: Domestic Fiction Pages: 542 Published: April 1st, 2000 Rate: 2 ⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War… Continue reading Review: White Teeth by Zadie Smith

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Review: The Stationery Shop of Tehran by Marjan Kamali

"And the young, who love so passionately, have no idea how ugly this world is." Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 308 Published: June 18, 2019 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Roya, a dreamy, idealistic teenager living amid the political upheaval of 1953 Tehran, finds a literary oasis in kindly Mr. Fakhri’s neighborhood stationery shop, stocked with… Continue reading Review: The Stationery Shop of Tehran by Marjan Kamali

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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