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 [...]

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 [...]