DNF Book Review – The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician

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Blurb Three very different men struggle with thoughts of belonging, loss, identity and love as they attempt to find a place for themselves in Britain. The Maestro, a depressed, quixotic character, sinks out of the real world into the fantastic world of literature. The Magistrate tries to create new memories and roots, fusing a wandering exploration of Edinburgh with music. The Mathematician, full of youth, follows a carefree, hedonistic lifestyle, until their three universes collide. In this carefully crafted, multi-layered novel, Tendai Huchu, critically acclaimed author of The Hairdresser of Harare, with his inimitable humour, reveals much about the Zimbabwe […]

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Book Review – The Joys of Motherhood

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Title: The Joys of Motherhood Author: Buchi Emecheta Published by: Pearson Education Limited (Heinemann African Writers Series) Year of Publication: 2008; First Published: 1979 Genre: Women’s Fiction Pages: 254 Source: Bought Publisher’s Summary The Joys of Motherhood tells the moving story of Nnu Ego, a West African Woman devoted to her children, giving them all her life – with the result that she finds herself friendless and alone in middle age. The Joys of Motherhood is a powerful commentary on polygamy, patriarchy and women’s changing roles in urban Nigeria. My Thoughts I attended a women’s conference once where a topic […]

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Book Review – 29, Single & Nigerian

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29, Single & Nigerian by Naijasinglegirl Published by: Harmony Publishing Year of Publication: 2016 Genre: Fiction; Humour Pages: 348 Source: Author Publisher’s Summary 29-year-old Edikan has lived her whole life in abject poverty. When she departs her hometown in Ikot Ansa for Lagos, her expectations are high. A roof overhead, a high paying job and a man she can finally call her own tops her priority. Months after, she is forced to grapple with the reality that the city of her dreams is not all that. With constant pressure from her family, the stigma associated with being unmarried and dark memories haunting […]

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Book Review – 29, Single & Nigerian

Title: 29, Single & Nigerian Author: Naijasinglegirl Published by: Harmony Publishing Year of Publication: 2016 Genre: Fiction; Humour Pages: 348 Source: Author Publisher’s Summary 29-year-old Edikan has lived her whole life in abject poverty. When she departs her hometown in Ikot Ansa for Lagos, her expectations are high.

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