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Minaret

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

I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual

I’m Judging You. Such a provocative title as no one likes to be judged or even to be considered judgemental. So to have author Luvvie Ajayi aka Awesomely Luvvie boldly proclaiming her judgement on life’s peculiarities in her debut book, naturally I had to read this very insightful collection of essays especially as it had the … 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

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