The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya (with Elizabeth Weil)

The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil Published by: Windmill Books Release Date: 2019 Genre: Nonfiction; Memoir Format: Paperback Length: 265 Source: Review Copy When Clemantine Wamariya was six years old, her world was torn apart. She didn’t know why her parents began talking in whispers, or why her neighbours started disappearing, or why she could hear distant thunder even when the skies were clear. As the Rwandan civil war raged, Clemantine and her sister Claire were forced to flee their home. They ran for hours, then walked for days, not towards anything, just away. they sought […]

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Ordinary People by Diana Evans

Ordinary People by Diana Evans Published by: Penguin RandomHouse UK Release Date: 2019 Genre: Literary Fiction Format: Paperback Length: 326 Source: Bought Two couples find themselves at a moment of reckoning. Melissa has a new baby and doesn’t want to let it change her. Damian has lost his father and intends not to let it get to him. Michael is still in love with Melissa but can’t quite get close enough to her to stay faithful. Stephanie just wants to live a normal, happy life on the commuter belt with Damian and their three children but his bereavement is getting in […]

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Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams Narrated by: Shvorne Marks Publisher: Simon & Schuster Release Date: March 2019 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Format: Audiobook Length: 9 hrs 45 mins Source: Bought Find It: Audible Queenie Jenkins can’t cut a break. Well, apart from one from her long-term boyfriend, Tom. That’s just a break, though. Definitely not a breakup. Stuck between a boss who doesn’t seem to see her and a family who don’t seem to listen (if it’s not Jesus or water rates, they’re not interested) and trying to fit in two worlds that don’t really understand her, it’s no wonder she’s struggling. […]

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Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

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Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi Published by: Picador(Pan Macmillan) Release Date: March 2019 Genre: Fantasy Format: Paperback Length: 290 Source: Publisher (Review Copy) Perdita Lee may appear your average British schoolgirl; Harriet Lee may seem just a working mother trying to penetrate the school social hierarchy; but there are signs that they might not be as normal as they think they are. For one thing, they share a gold-painted, seventh-floor flat with some surprisingly verbal vegetation. And then there’s the gingerbread they make. Londoners may find themselves able to take or leave it, but it’s very popular in Druhástrana, the far-away (and, according […]

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The Hundred Wells Of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah

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. […]

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The Villager by Feyi Olubodun

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. […]

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Slay In Your Lane by Yomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinené

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 […]

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What A Time To Be Alone by Chidera Eggerue

What A Time To Be Alone by Chidera Eggerue Published by: Quadrille; Hardie Grant Publishing Release Date: 2018 Genre: Non-Fiction; Self Help Format: Hardback Length: N/A Source: Bought Empowering, intimate and full of heart: this highly anticipated debut book from the online sensation ‘The Slumflower’, aka Chidera Eggerue, the unstoppable force behind the ground-breaking movement #SAGGYBOOBSMATTER, is essential reading for all young women. It’s time to take charge of your life. In What A Time To Be Alone, The Slumflower will be your life guru, confidante and best friend. She’ll show you that being alone is not just okay: it’s just about the best freaking thing that’s […]

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