Becoming Nigerian by Elnathan John

Becoming Nigerian by Elnathan John Published by: Cassava Republic Press Release Date: February 2019 Genre: Non-Fiction; Satire Format: Paperback Length: 148 Source: Review Copy In Be(com)ing Nigerian: A Guide, Elnathan John provides an affecting, unrestrained and satirical guide to the Nigerians you will meet at home and abroad, or on your way to hell and to heaven. A religious tells you It is a searing look at the abuse, negotiation and performance of power in private and public. (Politics, business, religious institutions and in homes.) Exploring religious hypocrisy, inequality in matters of the heart, the collection is a jab at Nigerian society and what it means […]

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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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Book Review – She Called Me Woman (Nigeria’s Queer Women Speak)

She Called Me Woman (Nigeria’s Queer Women Speak) edited by Azeenarh Mohammed, Chitra Nagarajan and Raffeat Aliyu Published by: Cassava Republic Press Release Date: 2018 Genre: Non-Fiction Format: Paperback Length: 357 Source: Bought Find It: Cassava Republic This stirring and intimate collection brings together 30 unique narratives. To paint a vivid portrait of what it means to be a queer Nigerian woman. Covering an array of experiences – the joy and excitement of first love, the agony of lost love and betrayal. The sometimes-fraught relationship between sexuality and spirituality, addiction and suicide, childhood games and laughter. She Called Me Woman sheds light on how Nigerian […]

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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Book Review - Bad Feminist - Roxanne Gay

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay Publisher: Audible Studio Release Date: December 2015 Genre: Non-Fiction; Essays Format: Audiobook Length: 11 hrs 3 mins Source: Bought Find It: Audible “Pink is my favourite colour. I used to say my favourite colour was black to be cool, but it is pink – all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.” In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of colour […]

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Book Review – Excuse Me

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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Book Review – On Becoming

On Becoming by Toke Makinwa Published by: Kachifo Farafina Date of Publication: November 27, 2016 Genre: Non-Fiction; Memoir Pages: 124 Source: Gift Get the book Blurb Toke never envisaged that she would be a successful media personality. She began her journey as a bubbly child but grew into a lonely teenager after the devastating loss of both her parents. For so long after, it seemed as though she would never find herself. On Becoming is the real Toke Makinwa telling us what it is like to be one of the most talked about celebrities in Nigeria. She reveals the truth behind her 14-year relationship with the man […]

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