Standing in Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement as Africans

Standing in Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement as Africans

At this point, everyone should know about the global protest sparked by the brutal murder of George Floyd, at the hands of Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin. These protests have started important conversations about racism, and the structures of white supremacy that enable it. Which led me to reflect on the following questions. What is [...]

Review | I’m Telling The Truth, but I’m Lying by Bassey Ikpi

Review | I’m Telling The Truth, but I’m Lying by Bassey Ikpi

I'm Telling The Truth, but I'm Lying is a memoir 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 with the writing style. In one [...]

10 African Literature Classics I am yet to read

10 African Literature Classics I am yet to read

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 [...]