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: Born a Crime

Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime tells the autobiographical story of Noah’s childhood and upbringing through apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa. This novel was highly recommended and after almost a year of putting it off, I finally decided to read it. Trevor Noah uses humour to portray the hardships and dangers of being a mixed-race childContinue reading “Book Review: Born a Crime”

Book Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude is a novel that Salman Rushdie called ‘the greatest novel in any language of the last fifty years’. The novel follows the life of the Buendia family in the small town of Macondo through one hundred years. The story is filled with shocking revelations containing both scienceContinue reading “Book Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude”

Book Review: White Teeth

White Teeth, a novel by Zadie Smith, unravels the lives of two soldiers who fought in World War II and the friendship that stems from their shared experience. The novel follows the two men back to London, intertwining their wives and children. It explores the racial identity of immigrants in the UK and the treatmentContinue reading “Book Review: White Teeth”

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”