I didn’t particularly want to read this book. I wouldn’t have gone looking for it myself, but my auntie gave it to me for free, and rarely will I refuse a free book. Before she’d given it to me, though, she’d warned me that it wasn’t as good as Americanah. I became apprehensive at that […]Read More My Thoughts: Behold the Dreamers
Author: Nnedi Okorafor. I recently decided that Nnedi Okorafor is currently my favorite fiction author. Last year, right after I read Who Fears Death, I think I declared it my new favorite novel, and for sure, Onyesonwu (the main character of Who Fears Death) is my favorite fictional character at the moment, so it’s like […]Read More My Thoughts: Lagoon
Hello there! I have GREAT NEWS. My friends have published a book! A real, actual, physical book, can you believe it? I’m so proud of Rodney Assan and Fui Can-Tamakloe! Made in Ghana is an anthology of short stories of Ghana, by Ghanaians, for Ghanaians – and whomever else. Oh… and did I mention I wrote […]Read More It’s Made in Ghana, and It’s Lit!
Author: Cornelia Funke Sometimes, I get very inconsequential thoughts like, “Ah, I’m too old to be reading this stuff.” I know how to rationalize it, of course: I read children’s fantasy because I hope to one day become an author of children’s fantasy. This, while true, is only a corollary of the truer reason I […]Read More My Thoughts: Reckless
Author: Tsitsi Dangaremba I can describe this book in one word: legendary. This is probably just my youth and lack of exposure talking, but I can hardly believe this book was published in the 1980s. It feels way ahead of its time – not in the subject matter itself, because feminism in general is probably […]Read More My Thoughts: Nervous Conditions
Hi! For those who don’t know, I recently decided to become a spider. (For more information, read my About page.) And accompanying my recent metamorphosis is the launching of a new fictional character, Kuukua, who gets her own fiction series, On the Ceiling. And now I have a “pilot episode,” a story called Kuukua and the Magical […]Read More My Newest Fiction Will Be On The Ceiling
I did say, in Reflections After My First Semester, that I would re-read this book. And I’ve ky33, but I finally have. Americanah is probably one of the heaviest, most condensed books I have ever read. And I am not, in my opinion, hero-worshipping Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, though I certainly have a stupendous amount of admiration […]Read More Americanah Has Levels of Relatability