Book Review: Ogadinma

Book Review: Ogadinma

Title: Ogadinma Author: Ukamaka Olisakwe Published By: Masobe Release Date: 2020 Genre: Coming-of-age, Fiction Format: Paperback Length: 260 pages Synopsis Ukamaka Olisakwe's heart-wrenching novel tells the story of the naive and trusting Ogadinma as she battles against Nigeria's deeply-ingrained patriarchal systems in the 1980s, a time of coups, food shortages and religious extremism. After a [...]

Book Review: The Fishermen

Book Review: The Fishermen

Title: The Fishermen Author: Chigozie Obioma Published By: Cassava Republic Press Release Date: 2015 Genre: Fiction Format: Paperback Length: 301 pages Synopsis Nine-year-old Benjamin is the youngest of four brothers. They live in the rocky hills of Akure. When their civil servant father is transferred to another town, the boys begin misbehaving; smashing windows, severing [...]

Explore

Explore

I want to be wrapped up in vast cultures, languages and the heritage of the human experience; I want to explore lands, valleys, hills and mountains of different shapes and sizes located on the far ends of the earth; I want to travel through time as I rewind or fast forward the hands of my [...]

Book Review: Behind Her Eyes

Book Review: Behind Her Eyes

Title: Behind Her Eyes Author: Sarah Pinborough Published By: HarperCollins Publishers and Flatiron Books Release Date: 2017 Genre: Psychological thriller, Fiction, Mystery, Contemporary romance Format: Hardback Length: 320 pages Synopsis Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and [...]

Book Review: The Mountains Sing

Book Review: The Mountains Sing

Title: The Mountains Sing Author: Nguyen Phan Que Mai Published By: Oneworld Publications Release Date: 2020 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Hardback Length: 339 pages Synopsis With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lee's Pachinko or Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing and the lyrical beauty of Vaddey Ratner's In the Shadow of the Banyan, The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần [...]

Book Review: The Gifts of Imperfection

Book Review: The Gifts of Imperfection

Title: The Gifts of Imperfection Author: Brené Brown Published By: Penguin Random House, UK Release Date: 2010, 2020 Genre: Non-fiction, self-help Format: Paperback Length: 167 pages Synopsis New York Times best-selling author and professor Brené Brown offers a powerful and inspiring book that explores how to cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to embrace your [...]

My Hilarious NYSC Camp Experience 😂 |Memoirs of a Lazy Korfa Book Review

My Hilarious NYSC Camp Experience 😂 |Memoirs of a Lazy Korfa Book Review

Title: Memoirs of a Lazy Korfa Author: Tunmise Usikalu Published By: Sophos Books Ltd. Release Date: 2020 Genre: Non-fiction, Genre Format: Paperback Length: 106 pages Synopsis “Though this is only the first day of camp, as at 2:30pm or there about, I am already number 1,246! As if that’s not bad enough, we get matched [...]

Book Review: I’m Telling The Truth But I’m Lying

Book Review: I’m Telling The Truth But I’m Lying

Title: I’m Telling The Truth But I’m Lying Author: Bassey Ikpi Published By: Harper Perennial Release Date: 2019 Genre: Memoir, Non-fiction Format: Paperback Length: 248 pages Synopsis In this remarkable memoir-in-essays, Basset Ikpi explores her life-as a Nigerian American immigrant, a black woman, a slam poet, a daughter, an artist - through the lens of [...]

Book Review: Homegoing

Book Review: Homegoing

Title: Homegoing Author: Yaa Gyasi Published By: Penguin Random House UK Release Date: 2016 Genre: Historical fiction, saga, novel Format: Paperback Length: 300 pages Synopsis Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader’a wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow: [...]

HOW TO PASS THE NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL (NLS) BAR FINALS | 7 READING TIPS for NLS STUDENTS

HOW TO PASS THE NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL (NLS) BAR FINALS | 7 READING TIPS for NLS STUDENTS

Last year, I shared my experience preparing and writing the NLS bar finals on my blog. On my Youtube channel, I once again share a little bit of that experience as well as some valuable reading tips for law school students, law undergraduates and individuals interested in pursuing a law career in Nigeria and/or getting [...]

Celebrating 500 Subscribers!💃🏽 (with a semi-dramatic acceptance speech)

Celebrating 500 Subscribers!💃🏽 (with a semi-dramatic acceptance speech)

This happened and I’m really excited! 💃🏽💃🏽 It’s easy to ignore milestones because we’re focusing on the “next best thing”, but I’m super thankful for this one because when I started, I knew it was not the most popular niche on YouTube discussing books or even mainly African and Nigerian literature (there’s only a handful [...]

My WEIRD Reading Habits

My WEIRD Reading Habits

I think I have the some of the weirdest reading habits known to humanity. *laughing at myself and crying happily in satisfaction* I jumped on The Reading Habits Tag on Booktube and tagged myself in it since I was not tagged by anyone. I however made sure I tagged quite a number of my booktube [...]

5 SHORT, AMAZING SELF-HELP BOOKS YOU MUST READ IN 2020!

5 SHORT, AMAZING SELF-HELP BOOKS YOU MUST READ IN 2020!

One of my favourite reading genres is Self-help. Over the years, reading self-help books has helped me in my personal development and self-improvement. The particular self-help books I read are practicable and realistic to my needs and they have not disappointed so far. i have gained so much wisdom learning how to deal with circumstances, [...]

My Reading Routine

My Reading Routine

I get asked alot how i am able to read alot with my 9-5 and what my reading routine is like. On my Youtube Channel, I share my reading routine (TBRs, recommendations, balancing with my 9-5, what works for me and what does not). I also share how to get out of reading slumps and [...]