Gone Missing in Harlem by Karla F. C. Holloway is her highly anticipated second novel, from her In Harlem series. This book is set against the backdrop of the real and infamous Charles Lindbergh kidnapping and murder case of the 1930s. In Gone Missing in Harlem, the child in question is a baby girl called […]
Prior to seeing the book cover of Wicked Enchantment, I had never heard of Wanda Coleman, and I have to say I feel somewhat robbed that I did not discover her until after she had died some years ago. The cover drove me to choose the book as it showed a striking image of a […]
“…We humans are reckless with our bodies, reckless with our lives, for no other reason than that we want to know what would happen, what it might feel like to brush up against death, to run right up to the edge of our lives, which is, in some ways, to live fully.” Transcendent Kingdom, Yaa […]
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. […]
What exactly is a Black Buck? Is it a black male deer, black money (in the spirit of keeping the spending power of Black people circulating within the Black community for longer before going into the wider economy) or a Black man?