Thoughts on | Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

“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

What I Learnt | How to Be a Bawse by Lilly Singh

How to Be a Bawse is Lilly Singh's guide to working harder and conquering life, rather than just going through the motions and surviving. The spelling of 'bawse' is intentional to characterize "someone who excels in both personal and professional settings". The lessons are peppered with Lilly's life experiences, and the book has prompts and … Continue reading What I Learnt | How to Be a Bawse by Lilly Singh

Review | Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

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

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 … Continue reading Thoughts On | Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta

5 African Short Stories to Read Online

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

Review | My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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 … Continue reading Review | My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite