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A Review of Harmattan Rain by Ayesha Harruna Attah
4 years ago

A Review of Harmattan Rain by Ayesha Harruna Attah

Harmattan Rain follows three generations of women as they cope with family, love, and life. A few years before Ghana’s independence, Lizzie-Achiaa’s lover disappears. Intent on finding him, …
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Book Review: The Bride Price by Buchi Emecheta
4 years ago

Book Review: The Bride Price by Buchi Emecheta

‘Always remember that you are mine,’ says Aku-nna’s father before he dies. But as Aku-nna approaches womanhood her ambitious uncle makes plans to marry her off for a …
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Shuffering and Shmiling : A review of Teju Cole’s Every Day is for the Thief
4 years ago

Shuffering and Shmiling : A review of Teju Cole’s Every Day is for the Thief

If you have ever had a Yahoo! address then chances are that you may have received an email from a Nigerian “business man” promising to sell you something if you …
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Learning from Dystopian Novels: A Review of Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death
4 years ago

Learning from Dystopian Novels: A Review of Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor is a frightening novel, frightening in the way that novels like Animal Farm by George Orwell have lingered in my mind with …
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A good novel shouldn’t have a point: A review of Teju Cole’s Open City
4 years ago

A good novel shouldn’t have a point: A review of Teju Cole’s Open City

Although Open City is his first novel, Teju Cole is no stranger to the world. Undoubtedly a multitalented artist, he regularly contributes to The New Yorker and the …
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Love and Pride in the Face of Faults: A Review of Taiye Selasi’s Ghana Must Go
4 years ago

Love and Pride in the Face of Faults: A Review of Taiye Selasi’s Ghana Must Go

It was James Baldwin that once said “I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to …
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When a book feels too familiar: A review of Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah
5 years ago

When a book feels too familiar: A review of Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah

It’s 9 p.m. on a chilly fall evening. You are knackered from your four-hour shift at the library circulation desk and all you want to do is watch …
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