When Cece Solarin moves to Brighton with her husband and three children, she is unaware that she is stepping into the midst of a deadly secret within her new neighbourhood.
Two half sisters, each unaware of the other. One marries an English slave trader and the other is taken captive into slavery.
Mireille Duval Jameson is a successful lawyer and daughter of one of the richest men in Haiti. One horrifying day, her life of privilege is cruelly snatched from her.
Initially I had mixed feelings about Minaret by Leila Aboulela but on the whole I did like it. It's a fascinating glimpse of Sudanese culture, politics and Islam. These elements of the novel I thought were well written in way that wasn't attempting to 'teach' the reader or explain or justify. Therefore, any aspects I didn't … Continue reading Minaret
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