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
Interesting things happen when Ghanaian fathers find themselves together in one room. It is common knowledge how extremely unfashionable it is to brag about yourself to others. Bragging about your children, however, is a completely different matter. I met Akosua Atuah between July and August of 2016; our fathers had met a couple of weeks […]Read More You Should Read #OutburstbyAA by @AkosuaAtuah
At this point I’ve seen people bash this book so much that I’m not even sure anyone wants to read any more “reviews” on it. That being said, here’s a review on it! I did not hate the book. Several people said it was trash. Several others said that while the book wasn’t horrible, it […]Read More My Thoughts: Homegoing
Author: Chinelo Okparanta I first came across this book when looking for another one in the library, and behold: they were right next to each other! (The book I had been looking for was Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death which was brilliant, by the way). And as you may or may not know, purple is […]Read More My Thoughts: Under the Udala Trees
Even though it doesn’t feel like it for me, I can see quantitatively that I’ve read a lot in 2016. There have been years of more intense reading, I’ve felt. But despite all the books I’ve read, there have only been a few that really energized me, made me think “Yes, this is what I’ve […]Read More Onyesonwu made me very happy!
Rapper Lecrae Moore’s autobiographical book, Unashamed, is one of the most important books I have read and will read all year. I made so many notes when I was reading, which is usually a sign that I’m reading something fabulous. The title of the book, of course, comes from the Romans 1:16 verse that begins […]Read More Reflections on Lecrae’s Unashamed Book