Mostly Lit podcast

Asides from collecting books to my ever growing To Read pile, my other obsession is listening to podcasts.This started during a low period in my life when I didn't have much energy to read anything (much less blog about it) but still wanted to receive something interesting into my spirit and so my love affair … Continue reading Mostly Lit podcast

The House of the Spirits

I've had Isabel Allende's debut novel sitting on my shelf for about five years or so. I'd started to read it and then stopped a few pages in for reasons I can't remember. When I started reading it again, I half suspected I was going to give up on it again, but I persevered and soon … Continue reading The House of the Spirits

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe dies

Like many I am terribly saddened to hear about death of Chinua Achebe following a brief illness. One of Africa's greatest writers, Achebe changed the perception and course of African literature with his first novel Things Fall Apart, published in 1958. Things Fall Apart told the story of Okonkwo, an Igbo warrior and his struggle to adapt to … Continue reading Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe dies

How To Be a Woman

Despite the shouty, superlative narrative, Caitlin Moran's 'part memoir, part rant' about womanhood is a very engaging and at times laugh-out-loud read. Moran's main objective is to drive home the fact that as women, we are brilliant, a fact we shouldn't feel the need to be apologetic for and that we should stop buying into things … Continue reading How To Be a Woman