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 […]

Afro Nostalgia: Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture by Badia Ahad-Legardy

Nostalgia is above all, a product of the imaginary, and it is generally invented to foster a sense of both self-continuitiy and community Afro Nostalgia: Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture by Badia Ahad-Legardy Afro Nostalgia: Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture by Badia Ahad-Legardy is a thoroughly well researched and insightful book that examines […]

Unspoken by Guvna B

I  found “Unspoken: Toxic Masculinity and I How Faced the Man Within the Man” by Guvna B to be an honest and frank exploration into Guvna B/ Isaac Borquaye’s perceptions and vulnerabilities about what it means to be a man and the wider conversation about masculinity. As someone who is also of Ghanaian descent, I […]