East African Books I Want to Read

Hello Friends, Yes I know it's been awhile and I can literally see the dust that has built up from my absence and it feels good to finally sit down and compose this particular post. I have been trying to get back into Kenyan literature and a recent book ( Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor … Continue reading East African Books I Want to Read

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5 Books that will Emotionally Break You

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart”  ― Helen Keller We are just going to ignore the fact that I haven't written a blog post for over a month and even the previous month's felt a bit mediocre. My posting schedule … Continue reading 5 Books that will Emotionally Break You

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry Book Review (Short Post)

Click Here for more info… 259 pages  Viking Genre: Historical > Historical Fiction, Glbt, War, Literary Fiction “Time was not something then we thought of as an item that possessed an ending, but something that would go on forever, all rested and stopped in that moment. Hard to say what I mean by that. You look back at … Continue reading Days Without End by Sebastian Barry Book Review (Short Post)

My Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Recommendation & Reading Project

Pulitzer Prize official website The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. It was established by Hungarian-American publisher Joseph Pulitzer and is administered by Columbia University in New York City. According to the administrators of the Pulitzer Prize, the correct pronunciation of the name should … Continue reading My Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Recommendation & Reading Project

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison Book Review (more than just about race)

Click Here for more… 337 pages Genre: Historical Fiction, Classics, Contemporary  "Song of Solomon" begins with one of the most arresting scenes in our century's literature: a dreamlike tableau depicting a man poised on a roof, about to fly into the air, while cloth rose petals swirl above the snow-covered ground and, in the astonished … Continue reading Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison Book Review (more than just about race)

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Review

Synopsis Genre: Afrolit, Literary Fiction, Feminism, Cultural, Contemporary Blurb Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze … Continue reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Review