Slay In Your Lane by Yomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinené

Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible by Yomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinené Narrated by: Yomi Adegoke, Elizabeth Uviebinené, Nneka Okoye, Karen Blackett – foreword Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited Release Date: July 2018 Genre: Non-fiction Format: Audiobook Length: 12 hrs 29 mins Source: Bought Find It: Audible This book includes extracts from dozens of interviews with some of the most successful black women in Britain. Where possible within this audiobook, we have used the original recordings of those interviews, which took place in a variety of locations; so, whilst the nature of the recordings vary, the insights and advice remain constantly inspiring. Illustrated […]

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What A Time To Be Alone by Chidera Eggerue

What A Time To Be Alone by Chidera Eggerue Published by: Quadrille; Hardie Grant Publishing Release Date: 2018 Genre: Non-Fiction; Self Help Format: Hardback Length: N/A Source: Bought Empowering, intimate and full of heart: this highly anticipated debut book from the online sensation ‘The Slumflower’, aka Chidera Eggerue, the unstoppable force behind the ground-breaking movement #SAGGYBOOBSMATTER, is essential reading for all young women. It’s time to take charge of your life. In What A Time To Be Alone, The Slumflower will be your life guru, confidante and best friend. She’ll show you that being alone is not just okay: it’s just about the best freaking thing that’s […]

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My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite Narrated by: Weruche Opia Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Release Date: January 2019 Genre: Thrillers; Crime Fiction Format: Audiobook Length: 4 hrs 30 mins Source: Bought Find It: Audible Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopath. And now Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede’s practicality is the sisters’ saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her […]

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Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama Narrated by: Michelle Obama Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Release Date: November 2018 Genre: Non-Fiction; Memoir Format: Audiobook Length: 19 hrs 3 mins Source: Bought Find It: Audible An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America – the first African-American to serve in that role – she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in […]

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Book Review – She Called Me Woman (Nigeria’s Queer Women Speak)

She Called Me Woman (Nigeria’s Queer Women Speak) edited by Azeenarh Mohammed, Chitra Nagarajan and Raffeat Aliyu Published by: Cassava Republic Press Release Date: 2018 Genre: Non-Fiction Format: Paperback Length: 357 Source: Bought Find It: Cassava Republic This stirring and intimate collection brings together 30 unique narratives. To paint a vivid portrait of what it means to be a queer Nigerian woman. Covering an array of experiences – the joy and excitement of first love, the agony of lost love and betrayal. The sometimes-fraught relationship between sexuality and spirituality, addiction and suicide, childhood games and laughter. She Called Me Woman sheds light on how Nigerian […]

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What Sunny Saw In The Flames by Nnedi Okorafor

What Sunny Saw In The Flames by Nnedi Okorafor. Release Date:  2011 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Format: Paperback Length: 218 Source: Bought Born in New York, but living in Aba, Nigeria, thirteen-year-old Sunny is understandably a little lost. She is albino. Her eyes are so sensitive to the sun that she has to wait until evening to play football. Apart from being good at the beautiful game, she has a special gift: she can see into the future. At school, she soon becomes part of a special quartet with unique powers. Together, Sunny, Orlu, Chichi and Sasha explore this exciting realm of strange creatures […]

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Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi Publisher: Kachifo Farafina Release Date: 2018 Genre: Fantasy Format: Paperback Length: 249 Source: Bought Ada has always been unusual. As an infant in southern Nigeria, she is a source of deep concern to her family. Her parents successfully prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry, as the young Ada becomes a troubled child, prone to violent fits of anger and grief. But Ada turns out to be more than just volatile. Born “with one foot on the other side,” she begins to develop separate selves. When Ada travels to America for college, a traumatic event crystallizes the selves […]

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Jazz by Toni Morrison

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Jazz by Toni Morrison Publisher: Penguin Random House UK (Vintage) Release Date: 2001 Genre: Literary Fiction Format: Paperback Length: 219 Source: Bought In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe’s wife, Violet, attacks the girl’s corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life. My Thoughts First notes: Joe shot his […]

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