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 […]
What Sunny Saw In The Flames by Nnedi Okorafor. Release Date: 2011 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Format: Paperback Length: 218 Source: Bought Born in New York, but living in Aba, Nigeria, thirteen-year-old Sunny is understandably a little lost. She is albino. Her eyes are so sensitive to the sun that she has to wait until evening to play football. Apart from being good at the beautiful game, she has a special gift: she can see into the future. At school, she soon becomes part of a special quartet with unique powers. Together, Sunny, Orlu, Chichi and Sasha explore this exciting realm of strange creatures […]
Around January last year, I picked up this book (the first Nnedi Okorafor piece I read) after having heard good things about her book, Lagoon.
This is my second book by Nnedi Okorafor, and I’m beginning to sense a theme in her work. Binti is a bit of an oddball within and outside her community.
Happy New Year!!! One of my many resolutions for 2017 is to read more new books by contemporary African Authors. In that spirit, I have decided to start a monthly feature on new books out of Africa. Feel free to add any new books you know will be published in January 2017 in the comments below. Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor I haven’t read the first instalment yet, still patiently waiting for new book mail. However, I have heard so many good things about Binti Nnedi Okorafor also won a Hugo Award for it in 2016; so I’m really excited to […]
Title: Zahrah the Windseeker Author: Nnedi Okorafor – Mbachu Published by: Kachifo Farafina Year of Publication: 2007 Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult Pages: 308 Source: Bought Publisher’s Summary In the northern Ooni Kingdom fear of the unknown runs deep, and children born dada are rumored to have special powers. Thirteen year old Zahrah Tsami feels like a normal kid – she grows her own flora computer; has mirrors sewn onto her cloths; and stays clear of the Forbidden Greeny Jungle. But unlike other kids in the village of Kirki , Zahrah was born with the telling dadalocks. Only her best friend, Dari, […]