So Long a Letter (originally published in French as Une si longue lettre) is a semi-autobiographical novel by Mariama Bâ. It presents the story of an ageing, Muslim woman in Senegal, who mourns the loss of her husband, and reflects on her marriage, in the form of a letter written to a friend. The novel … Continue reading Thoughts On | So Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ
I'm Telling The Truth, but I'm Lying is a memoir written as a collection of essays about Bassey Ikpi, and her journey with Bipolar II disorder. It is raw, emotional and moving. For more details, read the goodreads summary here. I had a hard time reading this book in the beginning because I was unfamiliar … Continue reading Review | I’m Telling The Truth, but I’m Lying by Bassey Ikpi
Hibiscus is a beautiful cookbook filled with not-so-traditional Nigerian dishes. The book has a heavy British influence, which is expected, since the writer was raised in the UK. It was birthed after, Lopè Ariyo won the Red magazine and Harper Collins publishing competition in 2016. And the result is stunning! If you leave this post … Continue reading Review | Hibiscus by Lopè Ariyo
In an effort to connect more with my readers and keep up with all the conversations and jokes that come up online, I made a twitter account. I'm new to twitter, so I'm not quite sure what exactly I'm doing. I'm ready to start bonding with all of you. Follow me on twitter @thelitafrican and … Continue reading I just joined Twitter!
Hello summer! Hello lovelies! How is everyone doing? This post is a little late. There are so many exciting things happening in July for me. Well, not really, just my birthday. But I'm studying for an exam, and trying to organise my life for the second half of the year. So I'm lowering my reading … Continue reading Books to Read | July 2019
What's the first book that pops in your mind when the topic of Classic Literature comes up? I think about novels like Pride and Prejudice, Animal Farm, Jane Eyre, and the likes. Reading African literature has taught me to expand my view beyond the largely white narratives, and explore classics within my own culture. Classic … Continue reading 10 African Literature Classics I am yet to read
Set in South Africa, Such a Lonely, Lovely Road is about Kabelo, a doctor who struggles with the expectations of his parents and community. Kabelo grew up in a township, where he learnt early on that it is shameful to be gay or to be considered gay. So he tries to hide his sexuality, to … Continue reading Review | Such a Lonely, Lovely Road by Kagiso Lesego Molope