Category: Book Reviews

  • Zukiswa Wanner’s Review of House of Stone: A Nation’s Open Secret Told in Fiction

    A Nation’s Open Secret Told in Fiction Title: House of Stone Author: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma Publisher: Atlantic Books Cost: 1850/   I am a man on a mission. A vocation, call it, to remake the past, and a wish to fashion all that has been into being and becoming. So says Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s protagonist
  • Turtles All the Way Down: A Review

    Title: Turtles All the Way Down Author: John Green ISBN: 9780241335437 Page count: 304 Pages Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers     John Green‘s 2012 novel ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ was a runaway bestseller that spawned a critically acclaimed movie of the same name. His books have resonated with young readers worldwide not
  • I’m Judging You: A Review

    Title: I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual Author: Luvvie Ajayi ISBN: 9781627796064 Page count: 256 Pages Publisher:  Holt Paperbacks   Luvvie Ajayi has been a popular blogger writing about topical issues in society. Her latest book is a commentary on the plethora of social issues that confound almost everyone that has to navigate both social
  • Soft Magic: A Review

    Title: Soft Magic Author: Upile Chisala ISBN: 9781516967889 Page count: 122 Pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform   Upile Chisala is a Malawian poet whose debut collection although slim, covers expansive issues in new and innovative ways. Her poetry explores self, her black identity, womanhood, the experience of the black immigrant, coming to terms with
  • Stay With Me: A Review

    Title: Stay With Me Author: Ayòbámi Adébáyò ISBN: 9781782119586 Page count: 304 Pages Publisher: Canongate Books   It was much easier to be a father after three bottles of beer.   Ayobami Adebayo’s debut novel, Stay With Me is a story full of poignant contradictions.Yejide and Akin are married in 1980s Nigeria, an educated couple