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
Happy World Book Day!I thought it fitting to do a review today. It’s been a while since I last posted a children’s book review so here is one.A Dancer’s Tale follows the story of Phyllis Spira, a South African prima ballerina.(I didn’t know who she was, this book was my first time coming across her… Read More A Dancer’s Tale: A Book Review
This book was gifted to me by Jeremy Forsyth in return for an honest review. I have read fantasy before (mostly along the Harry Potter lines) and if you know me, then you know I have become quite a sucker for African fantasy (is that the official name?). This book, however, was a delve into… Read More Upon the Sands: A Book Review
This book was such an easy read. I think I am official a sucker for books with multiple POVs (am I considered a bookish person yet?). The writer, Elif, pushes what we know about death and makes it palettable to the mind. It wasn’t as heavy a read as I thought it would be. Ps.… Read More 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World : A Book Review
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!
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