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Just As I Am || By Cicely Tyson

Year of Publication: 2021 Genre: Memoir Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by Jonathan Ball Publishers for review purposes. Oh Ms Cicely! What a life. I absolutely enjoyed this autobiography – even more so because I accompanied it with the audio version which is narrated by Ms Cicely herself. It felt like sitting at the feet of […]

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 […]

The Secret || By Rhonda Byrne

Year of Publication: 2006 Genre: Non-fiction, Self Help, Law of Attraction Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ This one was a reread for me. The Secret was my first introduction into The Law of Attraction a number of years ago. As time has passed, I’ve learned that it has done wonders to serve as a reminder on how I think about life in general, […]

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 […]