Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay Publisher: Audible Studio Release Date: December 2015 Genre: Non-Fiction; Essays Format: Audiobook Length: 11 hrs 3 mins Source: Bought Find It: Audible “Pink is my favourite colour. I used to say my favourite colour was black to be cool, but it is pink – all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.” In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of colour […]

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Under The Udala Trees by Chinelo Okaparanta

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Disclaimer: I completed this review more than a year later and it’s very likely I may have forgotten specific events in “Under The Udala Trees”. However, my overall feeling and thoughts on the novel as when I read the book remain the same. … Under The Udala Trees by Chinelo Okaparanta Publisher: Kachifo Farafina Release Date: 2016 Genre: Literary Fiction Format: Paperback Length: 374 Source: Bought Find It: Kachifo Ijeoma comes of age as her nation does; born before independence, she is eleven when civil war breaks out in the young republic of Nigeria. Sent away to safety, she meets another displaced child and they, […]

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Dele Andersen’s “Vitrian Secrets – The Healing Mendez” Launches In Lagos

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The hotly anticipated, ‘Vitrian Secrets – The Healing Mendez’ by Dele Andersen will be launched tomorrow, July 28, 2018. Kicking off at 12 noon at the UNILAG Main Auditorium, Akoka, the event will be hosted by TV/Radio Presenter, Isabella Akinseye. It will feature a panel discussion with Dr. Wilfred Okiche (Culture Critic), Ijeoma Ucheibe (Literary Blogger) and Segun Dada (Social Entrepreneur and Book Publisher). There will be special celebrity appearances, a video screening and an affiliate workshop on how to make money selling the book. Plus, there’ll be food, drinks and photo opportunities with life-size mascots from the book series. Can’t […]

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Book Review – The New Tribe

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“The grass isn’t always greener on the other side”. This would make a nice tagline for The New Tribe. That or Just live your life, man! The New Tribe begins when a young couple, Arthur and Ginny Arlington decide to adopt 2 babies Julia and Chester. The story revolves mainly around Chester, the African boy being raised by White clerics in a small white town. Considering that his is the only black face in town, Chester’s childhood could be described as a walk in the park. At least when compared to the stories we’ve heard of similar experiences. However, relative comfort isn’t enough to […]

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Book Review – Chasing Butterflies

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Chasing Butterflies gives a look into the dynamics of a toxic and abusive marriage. We meet Titilope and Tomide as they ‘celebrate’ their wedding anniversary – in quotes because Titi spends most of the time wishing for a better reality. Things quickly go downhill from there and the story soon begins to read like a manual for getting out of an abusive relationship (not soon enough) while resisting societal pressures that’ll try to convince the victim to that they’re crazy/wicked/selfish for finding the exit. In typical Yejide Kilanko style, Chasing Butterflies isn’t just a story for the sake of one, it […]

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