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The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

I first came across the web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl about four years ago on YouTube and was immediately hooked. Not only was it hilariously funny, but in J,the awkward black girl of the series (played by Issa Rae), I had found my awkward hero, someone I definitely related to and at … Continue reading

Americanah

I actually read this novel earlier this summer and admittedly I am very late the review but it such was a long awaited read that it would be a bit of a disservice not to review it especially as it was for me one of several reading highlights of 2014. Readers expecting another multi-layered epic novel like Half of … Continue reading

12 Years A Slave

After the Oscar wins for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o, it feels a bit redundant to now add to the buzz surrounding 12 Years A Slave but it is such a powerful story that it would be wrong not to review the memoir from which the film was adapted. … Continue reading

Foreign Gods, Inc

Okey Ndibe’s second novel Foreign Gods, Inc, is a curious tale about Ike, a Nigerian cab driver living in the US, who sets out to steal the statue of Ngene, an ancient war god from his home village to sell to a high-end art gallery in New York. Ike’s decision to steal a part of his cultural and … Continue reading

Blunted on Reality

This is a debut novel from Chinedu Achebe and explores love, politics, and culture through the eyes of a young Nigerian man. On his 29th birthday, the day after the historic election of Barack Obama as the President of the United States, Obi Ifeanyi begins to take stock of his life and where his future … Continue reading

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