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 […]
Say hello to the brand new babies coming into the “African” literary scene this month.
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 […]
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. 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 […]
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 practical 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, […]