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
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
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
Child, as I pick up our read this month, I am thinking about you. This story embodies everything I wish for you. I wish you grow up into strong woman, one who goes against the grain and takes up space. One who is comfortable in her skin and is always curious to learn. One who… Read More The Girl Who Knows About Cars: A Book Review
Some blog posts ago I wrote about how we need to preserve language to preserve culture. You can find that post here. African languages are dying at scary rates. After writing that I am glad to say I have come across some resources that have made it easier for parents abroad like myself to teach… Read More Our languages are dying but… we are doing something about it!
My oh my, did I love this book!? “This compilation is a love letter to Africa women, and a missive to all the other souls who will come across it and give space in their hearts and minds for the varying outlooks and experiences that are contained herein.” – Note from the Editors excerpt This… Read More In Her Words: Book Review