“…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?
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 […]
Mango Cake and Murder by Christy Murphy My rating: 2 of 5 stars I picked up Mango Cake and Murder by Christy Murphy, as I’ve been a fan of amateur sleuths as I grew up on Jessica Fletcher (Murder She Wrote) and Mrs Marple (of Agatha Christie fame). It was short and an easy read […]