The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah

Pre-warning: this review has spoilers.  This summer I wanted read more stories written by West African authors about the culture and everyday lives of individuals before and during the trans-atlantic slave-trade. I have in the past read the household authors, Chimanda Ngozi Adichie, and Chinua Achebe who deal with themes very much in line with … More The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah

The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Thing Around Your Neck, a collection of short stories by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, was gifted to me in my first year of university. It took me a whole 4 years and 3/4 of a degree later to actually get round to reading it. The collection of 12 short stories, primarily unfolds from the perspective … More The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace

As someone who absolutely adored Rupi Kaur’s collection of poems Milk and Honey, I was delight to be gifted with Amanda Lovelace’s the princess saves herself in this one, not least because at first glance the poetesses present their poetry in a similar fashion, delivering the force of their words as much with the unconventional print of … More the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace

Another Country by James Baldwin

Another Country tells the stories of individuals entangled in an artist circle, striving to love and be loved amid the searing climate of racial and sexual complexities. Set in New York in the 1950s, with the civil rights movements all the while simmering under the surface, Baldwin recounts stories of another country, in its multifaceted dimensions of Eric’s … More Another Country by James Baldwin

One Night, Markovitch by Ayelet Gundar- Goshen

One Night, Markovitch, a story about the eternal themes of love, yearning, survival and resistance, is a passage into the multifaceted portraits of human existence. The narrative unfolds, following our two main protagonists, Yaacov Markovitch and Zee Feinberg– the best of friends who couldn’t possibly be more unlikely-matched counterparts. The burly Zeev, with his animated moustache … More One Night, Markovitch by Ayelet Gundar- Goshen