Long Reads For The Weekend.

Here’s a list of works I recommend that you read during your leisure time this weekend. Feel free to share the works that you enjoyed on your social media and with your people. Happy reading! x FICTION And The Dead Were Lonely by Kabelo S. Motsoeneng (published on Lolwe). Manifest by Pemi Aguda (published on…

My Review: White Teeth by Zadie Smith.

White Teeth is the witty, chaotic tale of two families–the Iqbals and the Joneses. It’s incredibly long (500 plus pages), but it’s worth it’s bulk. The novel starts with a middle-aged Archibald Jones in his car, about to attempt Suicide on New Year’s Day 1975. Archibald is an ex-soldier from World War II, divorced from…

NEW RELEASES + BOOKS WE ANTICIPATE (2021/22).

New releases. More yet to come. Here are some books I’m excited about. Here are some you just might be excited about too. DEAR SENTHURAN by AKWAEKE EMEZI. Akwaeke Emezi is set to make their non-fiction debut on the 29th of June, 2021. Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir is a collection of letters to…

MY REVIEW: DO NOT SAY IT’S NOT YOUR COUNTRY BY NNAMDI OGUIKE.

This week I read Do Not Say It’s Not Your Country by Nnamdi Oguike. I had my reservations in the beginning. At first glance, this book didn’t seem like what I’d want to read. The cover seemed too political. The red beret. The mysterious silhouette. The title. It screamed political fiction. And the thing about…

MY REVIEW: IN HER WORDS ANTHOLOGY EDITED BY ZAINAB HARUNA, TAWAKALIT KAREEM & MORE.

Agbowo’s recently published women’s day anthology In Her Words: African Women’s Perspectives on Gender Equality is a mosaic of African feminism and gender activism continuing conversations on the fight for equality. It’s the first African feminist essay collection I’ve ever read. Prior to this, I have never come across a feminist text that encapsulates the…

YOUR GUIDE TO AFRICAN HISTORICAL FICTION (1/2)

Historical fiction is my favorite genre of fiction to read, second only to dystopian fiction (which is really a subgenre but let’s not get into that). It’s my favorite because I really love history. I love reliving or envisioning what it would be like to live in certain times past. And generally, I believe Historical…

YOUR GUIDE TO READING AFRICAN SPECULATIVE FICTION (ASF).

Speculative fiction has slowly become the Kim Kardashian of the literary genres. We love it. We read it. We want to be (in) it. And African writers across the continent are at the forefront of this new awakening now more than ever before. So, today, I’m going to help you get your ASF reading on….