Boss Up by Chika Ike

Boss UP! by Chika Ike Publisher: N/A Release Date: 2018 Genre: Memoir Format: Paperback Length: 207 Source: Author Chika Ike is a famous Nigerian actress who has had leading roles in over a hundred movies. She conceived, produces, and presents the popular TV series African Diva Reality Show. An entrepreneur who owns a fashion brand and is also a real estate developer. She set up a foundation that helps underprivileged children access an education, and she has studied for a PLD at Harvard. Now an Author. Boss UP! helps you climb the ladder, step across any missing rungs, and never […]

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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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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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