9 African Lit Titles to Pick Up Now!

Happy Thursday everyone! It’s no secret that I have always had a long love affair with reading but my appreciation for African literature is surprisingly young. I think it’s the classic case of not knowing what you have until it’s gone. Why do I say this? Well growing up in Ghana, I only ever read African literary classics like The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta, for instance, in Secondary school where it was required reading. Back then getting lost in a book meant escaping Continue reading

8 books you should read this summer

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Summer’s here although you’d be hard pressed to tell here in London given that the warm weather has only decided to play peekaboo with us. *sigh* Weather grievances, aside I believe that the summer is always a great time to get into the escapist luxury that a good book offers. Whether it’s during your downtime at the beach or pool, or before your bedtime, sinking your teeth into a great book or 8 (jk but not really lol) is always a great way to enjoy … Continue reading

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

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After my favorite author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie mentioned in an interview that she had really liked this debut novel by Chigozie Obioma, I knew I had to get my hands on it stat. Chimamanda had after all reignited my love for African literature, one of the indispensable platforms which allows us as Africans to tell our own narratives. The only problem, however,  was that the book wasn’t due to be released until many months down the line. Almost a year later, I finally got my … Continue reading