As this is the year of celebrating Windrush and what it means to and for us as Black Britons, I thought I would have a bit of a throwback moment and re-read a book that I first read over 20 years ago or so.
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 The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
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 Americanah
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 12 Years A Slave