Send Judah First by Brian C Johnson

Judah’s resilience was well depicted throughout the book, despite the numerous tragic events that befell her. The book was well researched, and giving Judah a Swahili voice was quite original and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is often depicted as being focused on West Africa. It has definitely made me want to learn more about that. […]

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Day I am beginning to learnthat life-altering news is often like a premature birth:ill-timed, catching someone unaware,emotionally unprepared& often where they shouldn’t be: © Elizabeth Acevedo, Clap When You Land The title Clap When You Land resonated with me, as it is something anyone who has flown to the Caribbean or Africa has experienced. It […]

Little Miss Chatterbox by Roger Hargreaves

I lost my voice for 2 years. Had 3 operations on my vocal cords to remove the lesions. It was quite traumatising as I was a really talkative person before and spent most of my 20s and 30s with a sporadic voice. When I had no voice it was the most miserable experience ever. Very isolating and dealing with people who weren’t empathetic was eye opening. I spent my time communicating via typing or writing. Being in virtual meetings was painful.