Book Review: Hood Feminism

You would have to be living under a rock to not of heard of this book. I’ll admit, reading this, digesting it and then trying to sit down and crank out a blog post on this book, was difficult. Not because of the book itself, but more about how I felt I could discuss/share about…

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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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Book Review: American Dirt

This highly anticipated book not only ripped open a long discussed dialogue on the migrant crisis, and has been on the 2020 book list of pretty much every bibliophile worth their credence. Not only did the controversy surrounding this book make it land on my radar, the fact that the author was forced to cancel…

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Book Review: Washington Black

Despite my love of having debates and conversations regarding race and diversity, you may be surprised to know that I actually don’t enjoy reading books on slavery and the like. The genre really affects me in ways I can’t shake, I can’t read it as a work of fiction, I actually feel a deep connection…

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