Estimated read time 3 min read
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The Usurper’s Dream (A Weaving of The First Gods #) by Yeayi Kobina

Yeayi Kobina’s storytelling is top-notch, and The Usurper’s Dream is just the beginning of what promises to be an outstanding series.

Estimated read time 11 min read
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Exploring Character Introduction in Novels: Blood Scion, Beasts of No Nation, and The Poppy War

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My primary issue with Blood Scion revolves around its strong focus on outlining the protagonist’s dire circumstances right from the first page.

Estimated read time 2 min read
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The Wisdom of Crowds (The Age of Madness #3) by Joe Abercrombie

The bloodthirsty deviousness and callousness that came to Rikke and Leo ( I spare no sympathy for him anyway), the kindness that would sometimes peek through Savine’s hard veneer – it was just too much for my poor heart to handle.

Estimated read time 2 min read
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The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Haruna Attah

Slavery, kingship, courage, patriarchy, domestic violence, education, and love were some of the themes covered in this novel. This body of work displays Ayesha’s rich knowledge and storytelling, and subtle humor.

Estimated read time 2 min read
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A Broken People’s Playlist by Chimeka Garricks

Love, cheating, heartbreak, domestic violence, family, police brutality were some of the themes covered in this collection of short stories because this collection is infused with the magic of evocative storytelling you might be drawn to or haunted by a character or two. 

Estimated read time 3 min read
Fantasy

The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Do you like slow burner, character driven, winter setting, folklore stories with terrifying antagonists? You know🤔, as I was reading through this book, I wasn’t [more…]

Estimated read time 2 min read
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The Green Bone Saga by Fonda Lee

The Green Bone Saga is the detailed and intricate story of the No Peak clan as they dangerously and fatally compete against their sworn enemy the mountain clan, in the fantastic city of Janloon, the Jade City.

Estimated read time 1 min read
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The Palmwine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola

You see, the young man is what he declared himself to be, a palm wine drinkard.