THE PLOT: ‘Hope & Glory’ by Jendella Benson is a contemporary coming-of-age novel about a British-Nigerian woman on a quest to uncover a family secret. When Glory arrives back in Peckham after the sudden death of her father, she finds her … Continue reading Review: Hope & Glory
THE PLOT: ‘Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband?’ by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn is a contemporary novel about a British-Nigerian woman who is looking for love. Thirty-one years old and still pining for her ex, Yinka is scared that she’ll never find a … Continue reading Review: Yinka, Where is Your Huzband?
THE PLOT: ‘Letter to My Daughter’ by Maya Angelou is a collection of short essays by the esteemed author. Littered with witty observations, poetry and memoir, Angelou shares a range of life lessons. Although Angelou never had a biological daughter, … Continue reading Review: Letter to My Daughter
THE PLOT: “Manchester Happened” by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is a short story collection about Ugandan immigrants. Structured in two parts; “departing” and “returning”, it weaves between Manchester and Kampala as characters ultimately decide whether to stay or go. From a man … Continue reading Review: Manchester Happened
THE PLOT: Raceless by Georgina Lawton is a memoir about a mixed-race child who was raised by white parents. From the moment she was born, it was clear there was something different about Georgina, yet her dark skin and curly … Continue reading Review: Raceless
THE PLOT: Well-Read Black Girl is a collection of essays by prominent black women writers. As they each discuss their favourite books and what inspires them to write, you get a sense of what made these women who they are. … Continue reading Review: Well-Read Black Girl