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Impostor Alert by Uduak Akpabio Umoren

Impostor Alert by Uduak Akpabio Umoren Published by: Narrative Landscape Press Release Date: 2018 Genre: Crime Fiction Format: Paperback Length: 267 Source: Author (Review Copy) Two women meet on a bus heading for Lagos – one to continue her poor-paying job as a prostitute, and the other to visit a long-distance boyfriend. Both women discover that they share an uncanny resemblance and become fast friends. But before the end of that day, there will be a fatal crash. One woman will die and the other – following a case of mistaken identity – will impersonate her. Gently navigating the chasm […]

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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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Book Review – A Conspiracy Of Ravens

A Conspiracy Of Ravens by Othuke Ominiabohs Release Date: 2016 Genre: Crime Fiction Format: Paperback Source: Bought “Chaos most times is the perfect tool for distraction” I recall my younger sister’s first words upon reading the title of the novel. She asked if the book was about a gathering of witches—Nollywood style. If those were your first thoughts, well… you are quite off the radar. A Conspiracy of Ravens is the second novel by Othuke Ominiabohs, the first being “Odufa: A Lover’s Tale”. The novel is a crime thriller set in Nigeria and it is divided into three parts. Each part deals with events that […]

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Book Review – Easy Motion Tourist

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Easy Motion Tourist goes into the Lagos many of us refuse to acknowledge, even as we move through it every day. This Lagos is cutthroat, hungry, enterprising and dangerous. When we join this story, things are shaky at best. The tension is high, everyone is on edge and all it takes is a single impulsive act of violence to blow everything up.   Then comes in Guy Collins, a guy who has no business being in Lagos but has something to prove to himself. Not only did he volunteer to travel down to Nigeria to cover the elections, despite his […]

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Review Policy

Dear Readers, Authors or Publishers, I am always happy to accept books for review consideration on this blog. However, before you send me an email at temilade@homelandreview.com or send a review request.  Please note the following, as contacting me assumes you have read and agreed to these terms: I enjoy hearing from Authors and Publishers but accepting a review copy doesn’t guarantee that I’ll read it or publish a review on my blog. As much as I want to make everyone happy, I reserve the right to decide what will provide an enjoyable experience for my readers and I would also […]

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DNF Book Review – A Conspiracy of Ravens

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  I was going to suffer through to the end of this book in the hope that it might be worth it in the end but @BagusMutendi’s prompt on twitter made me realize just how much I don’t want to continue reading this story. @Meetthebookworm Still waiting for your ACOR review. ? — BM (@BagusMutendi) November 28, 2016 I’m going to keep this review simple and focus on the pros and cons and why I didn’t finish reading this book.

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Here Comes The Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn

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 […]

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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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