Review

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

Coffee Break

Coffee Break: I Read A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Reader, it has been months since I finished reading A Little Life and promising to share my thoughts. Forgive me, it took me longer than expected and mostly that’s because I didn’t want to get back to this book and its characters. I have tried writing a review but it has proven difficult, so let… Continue reading Coffee Break: I Read A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Books

Review: Buried Beneath The Baobab Tree by Adoabi Tricia Nwaubani

"A name can influence a person's behaviour or circumstances. It can play a huge role in who or what your child becomes in life. Your child's name is your child's destiny." Genre: Young Adult Pages: 330 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Based on interviews with young women who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, this poignant… Continue reading Review: Buried Beneath The Baobab Tree by Adoabi Tricia Nwaubani

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Review: The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey

"Everything in the world had a story. He had a story too. He would write his story one day, and write about the mermaid" Genre: Fiction, Magical Realism Pages: 187 Rate: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Near the island of Black Conch, a fisherman sings to himself while waiting for a catch. But David attracts a… Continue reading Review: The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey

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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