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Books Of June – Travellers and Immigrants Speak

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This year has been an African literary feast so far. Seriously, it’s been back to back goodness so far and I am yet to read a book that makes me want to slam my head into a wall yet. Okay, maybe that’s a bit extreme but you know what I mean. We are officially halfway through 2019, and these are the newborns coming our way this month: The Travelers by Regina Porter Release Date: June 18, 2019 Meet James Samuel Vincent, an affluent Manhattan attorney who shirks his modest Irish American background. But hews to his father’s meandering ways. James […]

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Books of May – There’s One For Everyone

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May is set to be a month literally filled with goodness. From short story collections to poetry, young adult fiction to sci-fi, African authors are not playing this month. Also, is it just me or are there more women of African descent getting published this year? Whatever the case, these are the books I’m looking forward to this month: Manchester Happened by Jennifer Nansubuga Makunmbi Release Date: May 2nd, 2019 Set in Manchester and Kampala, the stories of Manchester Happened form a moving and powerful work about the experience of immigration, and about how we treat each other as human […]

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Books of April – Cool Kids Edition

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Can you believe how fast 2019 is going? And with so many beautiful books already. The last 3 months have been a lot of fun for me. And it blows my mind when i think about all the literary goodness still coming our way this year. In April, Narrative Landscape brings the mind bending work of fiction that is Black Leopard Red Wolf to Nigeria. This review is coming up as soon as I reboot my mind to “factory setting”. [bctt tweet=”Discover upcoming releases by African authors in April 2019″ username=”naijabookworm_”] One book I’m looking forward to getting my hands […]

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Books Of March 2019 – Girl Power Inside

Welcome to the month of March, folks! I’m really loving the way things seem to be steadily progressing this year, in regards to this blog and reading specifically. Outside of this space… Let’s just say I’m grateful for this lovely bubble. The books on my radar this month are absolutely unconventional. I have loved but not followed Helen Oyeyemi over the years and I’m excited to resume my affair with her this year. By the way, I have no idea why I’m making this sound obscene but let’s roll with it, shall we? Meet the new releases coming in March […]

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Books Of August – With A Lot Of Spice!

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Hey Guys, Welcome to August! It has been way too long since I’ve been here… way too long. It’s hard to believe it’s August already isn’t it? Or is that just me? Are you as excited at the idea of new Nigerian books coming into your life this month? My admiration for Lesley Nneka Arimah was fully expressed in April.Β And I have carefully avoided reading any of the other stories in this collection till Farafina brings it within reach. It really does feel like Farafina announced they would be publishing this book a lifetime ago. Is that a grey hair […]

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Books of June, And My Return From The Dead

Okay, I was being uber dramatic with that title. Though it does feel like I’m tearing bandages off my appendages and rising, mummy style, out of a very practicalΒ coffin. I know I have bad luck, this is something I embrace and have used to my advantage several times. My luck is so bad, I have never fallen into anything in my life. When I fall, it’s strategic. Even before I got my blog planner, which I still haven’t reviewed #facepalm, I used any and everything I laid my hands on to make schedules. I have gotten really good at this, […]

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Books Of May – Featuring Girl Power!

Hey, guys. We have successfully skipped through another 30+ days in 2017, which means it’s time to sink your teeth in new African literature. Yay!! This month, Nigerians finally have the chance to get their hands on another book on the Bailey’s Prize shortlist, The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotosho, without breaking the bank. I have high expectations for this book in particular because my first read by this author was a real lemon. You can find my rant/review here. However, I have heard great things about The Woman Next Door and I can’t wait to find out if […]

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