Review: Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

"When Baba Segi awoke with a bellyache for the sixth day in a row, he knew it was time to do something drastic about his fourth wife's childlessness." This very thought will bring all that Baba Segi knows about his life to a crashing ____. The story begins as he begins the process of finding... Continue Reading →

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Review: The Parking Lot Attendant

The Parking Lot Attendant by Nafkote Tamirat Expected Publication: March 13, 2018 Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. Pages: 240 This book started off extraordinarily slow. So much so, I almost abandoned it. I don't care for stories that utilize in medias res (although, I love the phrase and it's meaning) and then flashback to the... Continue Reading →

Review: when they call you a terrorist

when they call you a terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele Published: January 16, 2018 Publisher: St. Martin's Press Pages: 272 Goodreads Review I didn't know what to expect going into this read, but what I received far surpassed my expectations. I went into thinking it was going to be a memoir detailing how... Continue Reading →

Review: Freshwater

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi Published: February 13, 2018 Publisher: Grove Press Pages: 240 Goodreads Review The dedication reads,  "To those of us with one foot on the other side." From that moment you know this book will be unlike anything you've ever read and it did not disappoint. Emezi illustrated with perfection just how delicate... Continue Reading →

Review: An American Marriage

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Published: February 6, 2018 Publisher: Alongquin Books Pages: 320 Goodreads Review Contrary to all of the hoopla surrounding this book and the rave reviews I read after reading it, I simply don't agree with much of what has been said thus far. True indeed, the characters Roy... Continue Reading →

A Gift From Darkness Published: January 23rd, 2018 Publisher: Other Press Received: ARC from Publisher Goodreads Review         "The women suffer from all this. The ones whose husbands have been cut down in front of their eyes, and the ones who have survived the horror of being taken prisoner. The worst, they... Continue Reading →

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