At the start of 2021, we in the UK found ourselves entering a national lockdown once again. In July, I wrote a post about the books and online platforms that helped me get through the first national lockdown.
I was invited to participate in the blog tour for How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House, a brilliant debut novel by Bajan writer Cherie Jones. *Trigger/content warnings for this novel: domestic violence, sexual abuse, infant death, murder
Stella Dadzie’s new book A Kick in the Belly explores the “forgotten history of women slaves and their struggle for liberation.” The book discusses the numerous ways that enslaved women in the West Indies resisted subordination, thus undermining the entire system of slavery.
Today is my stop on the When Life Gives You Mangoes blog tour and I’m so happy to share my review of this incredible children’s novel. When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten is a contemporary middle-grade novel that follows 12-year-old Clara. Clara lives in Sycamore, a small village on a Caribbean island.
You Are Dope by Ovie Soko is an inspirational guide to living your best life. The book explains how we can all achieve dopeness by following our intuition and owning our individuality.
Who They Was is an autobiographical novel that follows a young man named Gabriel, or Snoopz to his friends, as he enters the brutal world of gang life and crime. Gabriel is of Polish descent and grew up in South Kilburn. For him and the young men around him, drugs, guns, violence, stabbings and robberies…
Can you believe that we are already two-thirds of the way through 2020?! This year has given us some incredible books, for which I am thankful. Still, several books are coming out in the next few months that I can’t wait to get my hands on.
Today is my stop on the Eight Pieces of Silva blog tour and I’m so excited to share my review of this incredible new novel. Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence is a contemporary Young Adult mystery novel that follows a queer, black British teenager looking for her missing stepsister.