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“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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I'll be the first to admit that I do not like horror or mystery or any form of sinister suspense because I get scared easily. But when I spotted this book on goodreads, I knew I had to read it. And now that I have, I'm not quite sure how I feel about it. Summary: "When [...]
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 [...]