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Review: An Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohammed

“The avoidance of shame seems to be at the heart of everything in a girl’s life.” Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 342 Published: 31st July, 2013 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis It is 1987 and Hargeisa waits. Whispers of revolution travel on the dry winds, but still the dictatorship remains secure.Soon, through the eyes of three… Continue reading Review: An Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohammed

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FromMyBookshelf: 8 Coming of Age Books To Read

Hi there, Reader! Today I come to you with a recommendation post. I realized I have a soft spot for coming of age books and I thought I'd share some favorites that I have read and loved recently. Since I have reviews on all of them, I will link that and hopefully you will find… Continue reading FromMyBookshelf: 8 Coming of Age Books To Read

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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 We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

“The problem was nobody had given me a list detailing all the forbidden topics. Lists helped to make things clear, to line up the thousand and one thoughts that I had in my head. I needed one to show me what it was I wasn’t supposed to say.” Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 343 Published: 7th… Continue reading Review: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

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Review: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

“It was brief, I can promise that much, for although it’s been many years now since my children ruled my life, a mother recalls the measure of the silences.” Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 546 Published: 24th September 1998 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters… Continue reading Review: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

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Review: Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

“To Suubi, life was daytime coming and going, night-time arriving and departing so that life carried her along.” Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 411 Published: 18th June 2014 Rate: 5 stars Goodreads Synopsis Uganda’s history reimagined through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan in an award-winning debut.In 1750, Kintu Kidda unleashes a curse that will… Continue reading Review: Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi