African Christmas Reviews 2015


Book Reviews

Becoming Abigail was one of the Essence magazine book club picks.  It is also the first book I’ve read by Chris Abani and I’m definitely looking forward to reading more from him this year, in particular The Secret History of Las Vegas and Song for Night.  In Becoming Abigail, Abigail is born when her mother Abigail […]

January 7, 2016

#ReadSoulLit


Bookish Stuff

Hello All I’m launching a photo challenge over on Twitter and Instagram in February for Black History Month.  I urge you all to take part and add to the challenge, the more the merrier.  Primarily, there will be photos of books but you can add photos of movies and other things if you prefer.  It’s […]

January 28, 2015

The Memory of Love


Book Club, Book Reviews

After finishing The Memory of Love late last Friday night, I was truly sad to see page 445 arrive.  It seemed to come so quickly for me.  I started reading on Wednesday and read non-stop anytime I was free through to Friday.  I could have just been pushed by time since I was discussing it […]

January 19, 2015

We Need New Names


Book Reviews

“Then we are rushing then we are running then we are running and laughing and laughing and laughing.” (back cover of We Need New Names)  The truth comes from the mouths of babes is what kept coming to mind as I was reading this captivating story.  We Need New Names struck me at first with […]

October 7, 2013