Here Comes The Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn Published by: One World Publications Release Date: September 2017 Genre: Literary Fiction Format: Paperback Length: 352 Source: Bought In this radiant, highly anticipated debut, a cast of unforgettable women battle for independence while a maelstrom of change threatens their Jamaican village. Capturing the distinct rhythms of Jamaican life and dialect, Nicole Dennis-Benn pens a tender hymn to a world hidden among pristine beaches and the wide expanse of turquoise seas. At an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. Taught as a girl to trade her sexuality for survival, Margot is ruthlessly […]
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 […]
2019 is the year February went on for so long, it felt like there were more than 28 days This phenomenon also reflected in the number of books I read this month. Where I only read 5 books in January, I saw myself finishing 11 books in February. I reviewed some of these books here already. Many have/will not get full reviews but I’ll share some of my thoughts as we go along. February Reads Books I Reviewed View this post on Instagram A post shared by Temilade (@naijabookworm_) on Feb 13, 2019 at 9:00am PST Slay In […]
The Hundred Wells Of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah. Published by: Other Press Release Date: February 2019 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Paperback Length: 225 Source: Publisher (Review Copy) Based on true events, a story of courage, forgiveness, love, and freedom. In precolonial Ghana, told through the eyes of two women born to vastly different fates. Aminah lives an idyllic life until she is brutally separated from her home. Forced on a journey that transforms her from a daydreamer into a resilient woman. Wurche, the willful daughter of a chief, is desperate to play an important role in her father’s court. […]
The Villager (How Africans Consume Brands) by Feyi Olubodun Published by: Cognix by Ouida Books Release Date: 2018 Genre: Non-Fiction; Business Format: Paperback Length: 143 Source: Publisher (Review Copy) When Feyi Olubodun, CEO of one of West Africa’s leading creative agencies, witnessed one too many cases of brands failing in the African marketplace he began to ask himself questions: Why did brands, both global and local, so often fail to connect with the African consumer? What was it about the African market that brand owners were not seeing? He began to reflect on his own marketing experiences and out of this emerged the framework for The Villager. […]
This has to be the latest blog wrapup in the history of monthly wrap-ups. Guess this is how you know I’m Nigerian, right? (Too soon?). However, in the spirit of sticking to my commitments, I am now doing this in mid-February. Hopefully, you’ll find it useful and it would have been worth it. Lol. First, some (big) news… I started a book club. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Temilade (@naijabookworm_) on Dec 23, 2018 at 6:09am PST So, I had this idea 2 years ago but I never got around to it for a […]
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 […]
Say hello to the brand new babies coming into the “African” literary scene this month.