Thoughts On | Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta

Thoughts On | Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta

Second Class Citizen tells the story of Adah Ofili, a Nigerian woman born in Lagos during World War II. The story begins with Adah's childhood, dealing with her father's death and her determination to be educated, and describes her adulthood in London, married to Francis, an abusive and unambitious (some might say lazy) husband. The [...]

Review| Longthroat Memoirs: Soups, Sex and Nigerian Taste Buds by Yemisi Aribisala

Longthroat Memoirs is a lyrical compilation of essays about food – primarily food enjoyed by Cross Riverians and their other South-Eastern counterparts (Cross River is a riverine state in Nigeria, South East here is in reference to South East Nigeria). Summary: "A sumptuous menu of essays about Nigerian cuisine, lovingly presented by the nation's top [...]

Thoughts on| Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

“Sometimes I think we have children because we want to leave behind someone who can explain who we are to the world when we are gone.”  This quote in Chapter 17 of the book sums up Yejide’s whole quest for motherhood Goodreads summary: Yejide and Akin have been married since they met and fell in [...]

What I Learnt| I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi

I like this book! It’s a collection of essays about Life, Culture, Social media and Fame. Luvvie delves into serious topics like rape culture while simultaneously haranguing hashtag abusers #stopmisusinghashtags . I love how she’s able to move from lighter topics to more serious ones and blend the whole thing to make a great book. Did [...]