Never (Would I Ever…)

I love lifestyle blogs, the more personal the better. I enjoy reading about the intricacies of other lives. Learning from their challenges, realising I’m not so bad… These things make me happy. When I think about something I would absolutely never write about though, it’s my personal life. When I read Victor Ehikhamenor’s recollection of how his mother ensured that family matters never got dished out for public consumption, I could relate to that. My grandmother lived with us when I was younger and I quickly learnt the importance of keeping my thoughts to myself. Now I’ll probably never know […]

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Red Pill, Blue Pill

It seemed like a good idea when I decided to take a couple of days off my blog, it felt good to take a step back and remind myself why I started in the first place. Then a few days turned into weeks and all of a sudden I couldn’t sit still in front of a keyboard. (The keyboard is still taunting me, I’m doing this on my phone for now.) I need to strengthen my writing muscles again, so I decided to take part in a writing challenge. I found a fantastic one that was compiled by the team […]

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Book Review – Excuse Me by Victor Ehikhamenor

Book Review - Excuse Me - Victor Ehikhamenor

.Excuse Me by Victor Ehikhamenor Publisher: Parresia Books Release Date: November 2012 Genre: Non-Fiction; Essays Format: Paperback Pages: 250 Source: Giveaway Find It: Jumia Excuse Me is a compilation of Victor Ehikhamenor’s thoughts, experiences and keen observations. While he was the pioneer creative director of Next newspaper. Most of this beautifully strung together collection of creative nonfiction were first birthed on the pages of the Lagos based newspaper, Next Daily, Next On Sunday and 234NEXT.com between 2009 – 2011. Majority of the content were informed by actual socio-political events that took place within that period of time, plus more. As a regularly widely read columnist and a member of a dynamic group of forward thinking […]

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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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Tuawa Adenekan, @InspiritPages, Shares Her Go-To Bookstagram Hacks

Tuawa Adenekan - Inspirit Pages - Bookstagram - Interview -Homeland Reviews

When I first came across Tuawa’s account, Inspirit Pages, I was stunned to realise she was Nigerian. Not because of the popular misconception that Nigerians don’t read, I mean, look who’s talking, but because I hadn’t come across anyone who collects books the way she does. This is a hobby I ascribe to foreigners and my brain could barely process this anomaly. Getting to know more about this unorthodox Nigerian has been a real treat and is one of the highlights of my journey as a book blogger. In this interview, Tuawa shares tips for curating a fabulous bookstagram account, making […]

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