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 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: 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: [...]