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: 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: 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”

Book Review: Two Brothers

I thought I’d start off the new month with a book review of my book of the month from February. Two brothers is a novel written by Ben Elton, it follows the lives of two brothers, one Jewish and one Gentil, growing up in Berlin in the 1920s/30s. As most of you may know, thisContinue reading “Book Review: Two Brothers”