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Wahala || By Nikki May

Year of Publication: 2022 Genre: Fiction Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Disclaimer; This book was sent to me by Penguin South Africa for review purposes. In this debut by Nikki May we explore the crumbling of what on the surface seems to be a solid relationship between 3 mixed-race women of Nigerian heritage living in London. The women, in their early to mid […]

An Orchestra of Minorities || By Chigozie Obioma

Year of Publication: 2019 Genre: Literary Fiction Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ An Orchestra of Minorities is Chigozie Obioma’s sophomore offering and like his debut, this was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize. This book was a very different read for me as it was woven with to be a lot of magical realism, philosophy and religion. I accompanied it with an audiobook […]

Bantu Knots || By Lebo Mazibuko

Year of Publication: 2021 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️.8 Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by NB Publishers for review purposes. In her debut novel, Lebo Mazibuko holds a mirror up for black South African society to view and assess the impact of their lifestyles and chosen forms of discipline. The story follows late-teenage girl, Naledi, and through her […]

An Ordinary Wonder || By Buki Papillon

Year of Publication: 2021 Genre: Fiction, Queer Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by Jonathan Ball Publishers for review purposes. In Buki Papillon’s Debut novel we follow Otolorin, a Nigerian twin born inter-sex and discriminated against by his family due to this. This book, told through the POV of a child jumps seamlessly between their pre-teen years […]