My Nunu is growing up fast and the older she gets the more I realise how Black and Brown children are unrepresented in literature, it’s shocking. If anything I hope this blog post encourages more authors to include BIPOC characters in literature (especially children’s literature) and write in our mother languages. According to a 2018… Read More African Voices Matter In Children’s Literature
I fell in love with contemporary African literature a long time ago. Literature I could envision myself in, literature that told my story better than I could imagine myself doing. I found slice in it. It cried for me, celebrated on my behalf, embraced me and screamed to world who I was when I could… Read More Joburg Noir: A Book Review
When I was growing up, I recall some very interesting corrective measures my mum used in those days. She could flog, beat, delay your meal or deny you some special offers given to other siblings just to drive home her message that you have committed a crime and ensure you remain on the right part… Read More Discipline: Then VS Now
Well it has always been, lol! Despite my resolution to read 50 books this year after I fell in love with reading again last year (thanks to Anci), life happened and I couldn’t! For the most part of the year I didn’t read until now. Life has calmed a bit and allowed me to read… Read More Reading Is Back In Style!
We all dread death. My husband recently said something to me. On a normal day I wouldn’t know how to react but after the year we have had as a family I totally understand why he said it. He said tell your family where you want to be buried while you are alive so everyone… Read More The Death Talk – A Guide
Firstly, can I just say I am loving the African Renaissance happening at the moment? As a parent to a young child, it is definitely happening at the right time for me! My child can see characters that look like her, realistic versions too. Girls doing the most in these books and for the most… Read More Idia of the Benin Kingdom : A Book Review