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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: Twisted Times: Son of Man by Vincent De Paul

“Life was what I made for myself, a conviction I made to challenge my father.” Genre: Mystery, Thriller Pages: 302 Published: 12th August, 2015 Rate: 3.5 stars Goodreads Synopsis Once a coffin robber, murderer and most wanted criminal, Kennedy Paul Maina walks away from his dark past. He used to run away from the police,… Continue reading Review: Twisted Times: Son of Man by Vincent De Paul

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Review: The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

“I could look at him and nothing else for eternity and be happy.” Genre: Domestic Fiction Pages: 400 Published: 2nd July, 2021 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis A story of summer, secrets, love, and lies: in the course of a singular day on Cape Cod, one woman must make a life-changing decision that has been… Continue reading Review: The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

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Review: Many Fragile Things by Victoria Ngunjiri

“These pages are more than I care to admit. They carry admission of my guilt.” Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Poetry Pages: 84 Published: December 2021 Rate: 3.5 stars Goodreads Synopsis Many Fragile Things is a contemporary poetry collection that weaves together real-life, every day experiences, using artistic expression as an icebreaker to evoke thought and spark… Continue reading Review: Many Fragile Things by Victoria Ngunjiri

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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

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Review: Verity by Colleen Hoover

“It’s what you do when you’ve experienced the worst of the worst. You seek out people like you…people worse off than you…and you use them to make yourself feel better about the terrible things that have happened to you.” Genre: Thriller Pages: 321 Published: December 7th 2018 Rate: 4.5 stars Goodreads Synopsis Lowen Ashleigh is… Continue reading Review: Verity by Colleen Hoover