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Review: The Beasts Under Your Bed by JM Rogoi

“You should automatically know your mother loves you. It doesn’t need to be said.” Genre: Fiction Published: 2022 Pages: 122 Rate: 3 stars Synopsis Every day, the populace wakes before dawn to head to the blast furnaces of Nairobi’s Industrial… Continue Reading →

Review: Mwikali And The Forbidden Mask by Shiko Nguru

“Never water yourself down to make other people more comfortable. Stay whole, stay true, and let them adjust to you.” Genre: General Fiction/ Middlegrade Pages: 288 Published: 11th October, 2022 Rate: 5 stars Goodreads Synopsis 12-year-old Mwikali is moving to… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Review: The Whorehouse by Njoki Kamande

“There was something about the man in the office that made Mueni think of a cockroach. Brown like dirt, hiding in the dark, peering out, and it was not easy to tell whether or not it was looking at you.”… Continue Reading →

Review: The Cages We Built by Kendi Karimi

“It’s gloomy this twisted plot Of souls come undone.” Genre: Fiction, Poetry Pages: 246 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Disclaimer: I did get a copy of the book from the author for review but all thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and… Continue Reading →

Review: Thursdays by Jackson Biko

“She’s almost always demure in nature, prodding in character and very restless in the season she seemed to be in.” Genre: Fiction Pages: 217 Published: December 2020 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Book Blurb Vina Wira band is struggling. Every Thursday they… Continue Reading →

Coffee With Fay: Lexa Wendy

I’m always excited to meet new bookish friends, and meeting Lexa was no different. A fellow Kenyan bookblogger, booktuber and bookstagrammer with a focus on Kenyan Literature, she’s also a delight and I want you to meet her as well…. Continue Reading →

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