What I Learnt | Hibiscus by Lopè Ariyo

What I Learnt | Hibiscus by Lopè Ariyo

Hibiscus is a beautiful and colourful cookbook filled with Nigerian-inspired dishes. I say Nigerian-inspired because the dishes are based on traditional Nigerian food and ingredients, but feature unconventional methods and spices, to offer a unique experience, and cater to a Western (British) audience. I was a little shocked by some of the dishes featured in [...]

Review | I Will Always Write Back by Catlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda, with Liz Welch

I Will Always Write Back is a heartwarming story about friendship across continents, cultures, and class differences. It is the true story of Martin, a bright young boy in an impoverished city in Zimbabwe, and Caitlin, a more-privileged friendly American girl. Their relationship started as a pen pal assignment, and developed into an almost-kinship that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]