The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

The original blurb for “The Other Black Girl”, the debut novel by Zakiya Dalila Harris described it as Get Out meets The Devil Wears Prada, and this is one of the reasons that piqued my interest. The yellow cover with two broken teeth on an Afro pick was the other reason I thought this book […]

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 […]