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. […]

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 […]

Madam has the contours of a girl I knew in Dansoman and sculptures sold at Arts Centre and Bitter Lemon bottles. Slender top and round the rest. A perfect holy roundness that is proof of God’s existence and His goodness furthermore. Her skin is ageless, creaseless, paint. Her lower back a hiding place. The colour brooks […]