My Thoughts: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu is melancholic, slow, ordinary, and thus, beautiful. It was the most perfect book I could have read while trying to come off my excitement high from a fantasy narrative. When I say it is ordinary, I do not mean at all that it is boring. It captured… Continue reading My Thoughts: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Okay, so Ghana, Imma need a “The Justice” series, like, ASAP

What the title said. The Justice is a novel by Ghanaian author, Boakyewaa Glover. It’s marketed as a “political thriller” as indicated on the cover, but I’d probably call it a political romantic suspense-drama. But that’s a lot, so let’s just go with what the cover says, LOL. For me, it was one of those… Continue reading Okay, so Ghana, Imma need a “The Justice” series, like, ASAP

My Thoughts: Tail of the Blue Bird

Author: Nii Ayikwei Parkes. Overview of my thoughts: I think this book was downright brilliant. Synopsis: Some minister’s girlfriend comes to a village called Sonokrom, where she’s freaked out by some inexplicable remains of what appears to have once been a living creature. (There’s a blue bird feather in the same room.) An egotistical maniac… Continue reading My Thoughts: Tail of the Blue Bird

My Thoughts: Behold the Dreamers

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… Continue reading My Thoughts: Behold the Dreamers

My Thoughts: Reckless

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… Continue reading My Thoughts: Reckless

My Thoughts: Nervous Conditions

Author: Tsitsi Dangarembga 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… Continue reading My Thoughts: Nervous Conditions

My Thoughts: Under the Udala Trees

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… Continue reading My Thoughts: Under the Udala Trees