African Literature Reviews https://homelandreviews.com A Book Blog With A Focus On African Literature Sat, 04 Nov 2017 16:10:18 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 https://i1.wp.com/homelandreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cropped-homeland-4-2.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1African Literature Reviewshttps://homelandreviews.com 32 32 122338575 Book Review – Ghana Must Go By Taiye Selasihttps://homelandreviews.com/2017/11/04/book-review-ghana-must-go-by-taiye-selasi/ https://homelandreviews.com/2017/11/04/book-review-ghana-must-go-by-taiye-selasi/#comments Sat, 04 Nov 2017 15:51:22 +0000 https://homelandreviews.com/?p=6841 Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi Publisher: Penguin Books Release Date: January 2nd, 2014 Genre: Literary Fiction Format: Paperback Length: 318 Source: Bought Find It: Jumia Meet the Sais, a Nigerian-Ghanaian family living in the United States. A family prospering until the day father and surgeon Kweku Sai is victim of a grave injustice. Ashamed, he abandons his beautiful wife Fola and their little boys and girls, causing the family to fracture and spiral out into the world […]

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Book Review – A Conspiracy Of Ravens by Othuke Ominiabohshttps://homelandreviews.com/2017/09/25/book-review-conspiracy-ravens-othuke-ominiabohs/ https://homelandreviews.com/2017/09/25/book-review-conspiracy-ravens-othuke-ominiabohs/#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:14:32 +0000 https://homelandreviews.com/?p=6823 A Conspiracy Of Ravens by Othuke Ominiabohs Release Date: 2016 Genre: Crime Fiction Format: Paperback Source: Bought “Chaos most times is the perfect tool for distraction” I recall my younger sister’s first words upon reading the title of the novel. She asked if the book was about a gathering of witches—Nollywood style. If those were your first thoughts, well… you are quite off the radar. A Conspiracy of Ravens is the second novel by Othuke […]

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Me And My Hair – A Personal Historyhttps://homelandreviews.com/2017/08/05/me-and-my-hair-a-personal-history/ https://homelandreviews.com/2017/08/05/me-and-my-hair-a-personal-history/#comments Sat, 05 Aug 2017 15:36:05 +0000 https://homelandreviews.com/?p=6779 When I was 7, my older sister transferred to a model college in Lagos. This school had strict rules about grooming. Everyone had to resume school with nothing more than an inch of hair on their head. I remember tagging along as my Dad escorted my sister to the barbers. Watching her cry as her glorious hair piled up on the floor. Up until that moment, I had no idea shaving my head was an option. I hated the old lady my mum took […]

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Books Of August – With A Lot Of Spice!https://homelandreviews.com/2017/08/01/new-nigerian-books-august/ https://homelandreviews.com/2017/08/01/new-nigerian-books-august/#comments Tue, 01 Aug 2017 05:30:16 +0000 https://homelandreviews.com/?p=6760 Hey Guys, Welcome to August! It has been way too long since I’ve been here… way too long. It’s hard to believe it’s August already isn’t it? Or is that just me? Are you as excited at the idea of new Nigerian books coming into your life this month? My admiration for Lesley Nneka Arimah was fully expressed in April. And I have carefully avoided reading any of the other stories […]

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My Top 10 Reads Of 2017 So Farhttps://homelandreviews.com/2017/07/01/best-books-of-2017-african-literature/ https://homelandreviews.com/2017/07/01/best-books-of-2017-african-literature/#comments Sat, 01 Jul 2017 17:09:12 +0000 https://homelandreviews.com/?p=6690 You might think it’s too soon for the best books of 2017 list until you consider that the year is halfway gone already. Just like that. A lot of amazing things have happened this year, around and outside this blog and reading. I could write an epistle about that and maybe I will eventually. For now, I thought I’d share the books that have my reading this year magic. Longthroat […]

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Book Review – The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotosohttps://homelandreviews.com/2017/06/27/book-review-the-woman-next-door-by-yewande-omotoso/ Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:00:20 +0000 https://homelandreviews.com/?p=6677 The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso Publisher: Kachifo Farafina Release Date: May 2017 Genre: Literary Fiction Format: Paperback Length: 278 Source: Bought Find It: Jumia Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbours. One is black, one white. Both are successful women with impressive careers. Both have recently been widowed. And both are sworn enemies, sharing hedge and hostility and pruning both with a vim and zeal that belies the fact that they are over […]

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Book Review – The Fishermen By Chigozie Obiomahttps://homelandreviews.com/2017/06/25/book-review-the-fishermen-by-chigozie-obioma/ Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:39:09 +0000 https://homelandreviews.com/?p=6647 The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma Publisher: Cassava Republic Press Release Date: December 2015 Genre: Literary Fiction Format: Paperback Length: 301 Source: Bought Find It: Jumia Nine-year-old Benjamin is the youngest of four brothers. They live in the rocky hills of Akure. When their civil servant father transfers to another town. The boys begin misbehaving: smashing windows, severing chicken heads and playing truant to follow M.K.O Abiola’s campaign trail. For six weeks they take to fishing in the forbidden […]

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Books of June, And My Return From The Deadhttps://homelandreviews.com/2017/06/12/books-june-return-dead/ https://homelandreviews.com/2017/06/12/books-june-return-dead/#comments Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:43:41 +0000 https://homelandreviews.com/?p=6648 Okay, I was being uber dramatic with that title. Though it does feel like I’m tearing bandages off my appendages and rising, mummy style, out of a very practical coffin. I know I have bad luck, this is something I embrace and have used to my advantage several times. My luck is so bad, I have never fallen into anything in my life. When I fall, it’s strategic. Even before I […]

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Never (Would I Ever…)https://homelandreviews.com/2017/06/05/never-i-ever/ Mon, 05 Jun 2017 06:02:11 +0000 https://homelandreviews.com/?p=6640 I love lifestyle blogs, the more personal the better. I enjoy reading about the intricacies of other lives. Learning from their challenges, realising I’m not so bad… These things make me happy. When I think about something I would absolutely never write about though, it’s my personal life. When I read Victor Ehikhamenor’s recollection of how his mother ensured that family matters never got dished out for public consumption, I […]

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Red Pill, Blue Pillhttps://homelandreviews.com/2017/06/04/red-pill-blue-pill/ https://homelandreviews.com/2017/06/04/red-pill-blue-pill/#comments Sun, 04 Jun 2017 10:01:31 +0000 https://homelandreviews.com/?p=6635 It seemed like a good idea when I decided to take a couple of days off my blog, it felt good to take a step back and remind myself why I started in the first place. Then a few days turned into weeks and all of a sudden I couldn’t sit still in front of a keyboard. (The keyboard is still taunting me, I’m doing this on my phone for […]

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