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”

Day 82: Book Inspired

My task today is to summarise my favourite book in a 10 line poem. So here goes: An orphan so young and yet so bold To take on aunt and headmaster alike She found her place teaching those Who society calls the poor and wretched Unlikely love was found at Thornfield But past secrets causedContinue reading “Day 82: Book Inspired”