David Mogo, Godhunter is a gritty narrative about the Lagos underworld, Isale Eko (or Eko Isale) after displaced gods start inhabiting the city. Read the goodreads description. It is not a 'pretty' or 'flowery' novel. There is crime, blood, violence, and a good dose of profanity. A chunk of the dialogue is in Pidgin and … Continue reading Review | David Mogo, Godhunter by Suyi Davies Okungbowa
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This is the first of my monthly 'to-read' posts. Every month, I'll post the books I plan to read, just to keep myself accountable and keep track of my reads. If you're interested in reading any of the book listed below, we can have a buddy-read. The number of books I read each month will … Continue reading Books To Read | April 2019
“The family is like the forest: if you are outside it is dense; if you are inside you see that each tree has its own position.” This quote captures some of my feelings after reading Homegoing. I have a large family and we're all pretty close. Whenever I talk to my friends about a family member, … Continue reading Thoughts on | Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Changes is about Esi, a 'modern woman' in Ghana, who leaves her husband because of their unhappy marriage (and an incident of marital rape). She finds love soon after, in a polygamous relationship. In this story, Esi navigates what it means to live on her own terms, as a woman in 1990s Ghana. I was … Continue reading Review | Changes by Ama Ata Aidoo
I was wary of science fiction and fantasy until I read this novel. When I read the beginning, about a man longing for a woman and walking across the earth to find her. I assumed that it'll be a cute romance story about how love breaks all obstacles. I was wrong. Very wrong. Instead, the … Continue reading Review | Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler
Recently, I've found myself reading more short stories because I no longer have the free time (or patience) to read long novels, but I still crave a good story from time to time. If you're in a similar position, or you're looking for an introduction to the world of African literature, or just scouring for … Continue reading 5 African Short Stories to Read Online