A review of Abi Dare’s The Girl With The Louding Voice Lockdown number three, a wet and cold start to 2021……reading has been an essential luxury this Winter. The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Dare was a Christmas present from my husband. I picked it up half way through January and struggled toContinue reading “Silence please, for The Girl With The Louding Voice”
Tag Archives: fiction
Sisterhood – inspired by Chimamada Ngoze Adichie
A fortnight ago, I disrupted my Sunday evening writing routine to celebrate one of my very favourite authors, Chimamada Ngozi Adiche. She, deservedly, won the Women’s Prize for Fiction’s Winner of Winners Prize for her stunning novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, and gave a live interview, from Lagos, to thousands of admirers via Zoom.Continue reading “Sisterhood – inspired by Chimamada Ngoze Adichie”
Such a Fun Read
This week’s post is a straight forward book review of a novel that was anything but. “Such a Fun Age” by Kiley Reid was a fun read. It was more than that too. It posed some important questions and held the mirror up to some common truths about the world we live in.
The Vanishing Half – filled to the brim
A full review of the Vanishing Half – an intriguing, powerful and unique book by Brit Bennet.
Save me! Save me! (Said no one, ever.)
“Me and White Supremacy” has been without doubt the most important book and I’ve read this year. It’s helped me make sense of how we’ve got to where we are in the world. Importantly for me, it’s put a name to experiences and conditions that people of colour find themselves in every day. The simpleContinue reading “Save me! Save me! (Said no one, ever.)”
She knew she was trouble….
A review of Darling, by Rachel Edwards Ooooo this was a goodie! A proper page turning, couldn’t put it down, thriller! The truth is, I wouldn’t have read anything by Rachel Edwards before I recently committed to a year of reading books written only by authors of colour. The reason is simply because I’d neverContinue reading “She knew she was trouble….”