Book Review: Song of Solomon

I have been meaning to read Toni Morrison for a number of years now, and I was excited to finally buy her book in February. One of the key reasons why I was so excited to read Toni Morrison was because she was the author that made Michelle Obama fall in love with reading. ThisContinue reading “Book Review: Song of Solomon”

Book Review: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

So before opening this book, I had already judged it by its cover. I had judged the book to be about a man who married 4 wives who all had secret lives and helped each other cover up each other’s secrets. That they were like sister wives, with emphasis on the metaphorical sisterhood, who supportedContinue reading “Book Review: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives”

Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale

A few months ago, I asked a friend to recommend a book for me to read. However, the condition was that it could not be just any book, it had to be a book that changed her perspective and outlook, a book that made an impact. With that in mind, she recommended The Handmaid’s Tale.Continue reading “Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale”

Book Review: The Famished Road

Ben Okri’s The Famished Road is the first book by an African man to win the Booker Prize (1991) and is still the only book by an African man to have won the prize. The Famished Road tells the story of Azaro, who is an Ogbanje/abiku, a child who constantly repeats the cycle of lifeContinue reading “Book Review: The Famished Road”

Book Review: Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina is by far one of my favourite books of all time. My general rule when it comes to books turned into film adaptations is to never watch the film before reading the book. However, for Anna Karenina I had no choice; when I watched the film, I had no idea that it wasContinue reading “Book Review: Anna Karenina”