Book Review: The Prophets

Sometimes you pick up a book, and you just KNOW it will leave a mark on you, some things are just seamless and this book is one of them. Though chosen because I am expanding my exploration of books from Black authors, I was pleasantly surprised by the subject matter and the wonder that this…

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Diverse Books For Kids

Books, books, books! So many to choose from and so little time! Or at least that’s my issue with adult books, which seems to have transferred onto my daughter! Over the past few years and especially with the influx of more and more Black voices being given the platform and their over due space, many…

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Book Review: Saga Boy

When I first came across this book, solely based on the tile alone, I knew I needed to read it, because despite my deep love for books, I do still choose them based of my visceral reaction. Otherwise known as choosing them based on their covers and this one stood out for many reasons. Being…

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Book Review: Why I Am No Longer Talking To White People About Race

Sticking to my goals, and doing the work, making sure I keep myself updated, knowledgeable and accountable. Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race is one of THOSE books, first published in 2017, but oh so so relevant today and I would almost venture to say it’s vital reading. Written within a…

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Book Review: The Beekeeper of Aleppo

I actually came across this book on a photographer’s blog, in which I wasn’t looking for book recommendations, but I found it none the less. I am embarrassed to say that while the unrest in Syria has been going on for decades, it is one of the conflicts that I do not know very much…

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Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere

I don’t know if this book needs much introduction, it was the talk of a lot of book clubs when it 1st came out and in some ways for me, it went under my radar, it wasn’t until I read Celeste Ng’s other book, Everything I Never Told You, that I was really taken with…

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Book Review: The Water Dancer

Towards the back end of 2019, this book was blowing up the internet on its merit, but also because it was chosen as the 1st book to be part of Oprah’s relaunched Book Club, so of course you knew it would be on my reading list as well as many others. Fast forward a few…

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Book Review: Such A Fun Age

I’m not even going to pretend that this book purchase wasn’t for and because of the gram- because it really was. But! Saying that, it still did fit my remit for Black authors and adding trendy to the list isn’t a bad thing, right? After reading a few heavy books on the trot, I kind…

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Book Review: Frying Plantains

If you have ever been lucky enough have tried fried plantains, soft, sweet, melt in your mouth and oh so addictive…then this book is perfectly named. It’s such a page turner, with quick witty anecdotes, weaving you through downtown Toronto, mixing food, sights, sounds and culture all so effortlessly. It made me smile, it made…

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Book Review: Little Women

Period pieces, books that take you back to a period that is so different to ours now, but so similar in many ways. A classic American novel which should grace the shelves of many….or so they claim. This book has been on my radar for years, so I guess it’s about time I picked it…

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