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: 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…

2020: REGRETS, HIGHLIGHTS & TAKE-AWAYS.

FIRST HALF: JANUARY–JUNE. At the start of 2020, all I wanted to do was write and pass my MBBS exams. I was in a study group with five weirdos (haha) and I felt very inadequate to say the least. My life was falling apart. And everyone—especially my roommate—could tell that it was. Barely getting any…

Book #010: The Color Purple by Alice Walker (5.0/5)

I saw myself in Celie, and I did not like it. I know this is supposed to be a good and analytical review of the book but I’ve had a shitty weekend. This is just me rambling about a book that seemed too real to me and yet is so far from my current experience….