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”

Book Review: Natives

After numerous conversations about this book, I finally took the plunge and read the book. Opening Natives, I had no idea what to expect. The book is a mixture of autobiographical tales as well as historical analysis of race and class not only in the UK but in former colonies as well as America. TheContinue reading “Book Review: Natives”

Book Review: The Joys of Motherhood

‘she had been brought up to believe that children made a woman’ The Joys of Motherhood is 65th book to be published as part of the African Writers Series. The novel, by Buchi Emecheta, follows the life of Nnu Ego, an Igbo woman raised in Ibuza village in colonial Nigeria. The novel’s title in allContinue reading “Book Review: The Joys of Motherhood”