Tag Archives: Africa

April Mini-Reviews

Very little reading happened in April, but here are some mini-reviews of the things that got read in the corners of busyness! Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor This is a sci-fi future-world story of a girl who is somehow infected … Continue reading

Posted in 2022, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

In Search of Elsewhere, by Steve McCurry

Subtitled: Unseen Images The cover of this photography book is so striking that I had to check it out from my library on the very first day I was let back inside to browse. The book is mostly made up … Continue reading

Posted in 2021, Adult, Visual | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Sister, the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite

“Korede, I killed him.” Words that Korede never wanted to experience again, words she has experienced too many times now. Her younger sister, Ayoola, has an inconvenient habit of murdering her boyfriends, and it’s Korede’s job to clean up after … Continue reading

Posted in 2021, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Akata Witch, by Nnedi Okorafor

From Goodreads: Born in New York, but living in Aba, Nigeria, twelve-year old Sunny is understandably a little lost. She is albino and thus, incredibly sensitive to the sun. All Sunny wants to do is be able to play football … Continue reading

Posted in 2019, Children's, Prose | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi

From GoodReads: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, Prose, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Half the Sky, by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Subtitled: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide This book explores gender inequality around the world, focused primarily on sex trafficking, violence against women, and maternal mortality. It also discusses potential solutions and gives accounts of some successes and failures … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Nekropolis, by Maureen McHugh

Hariba has voluntarily entered a life of forced servitude to escape the death-homes of Nekropolis, the section of a large Moroccan city where she was raised. She’s working for a rich couple who buy the contract of many such forced-servants, … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Cress, by Marissa Meyer

Cress is third in the Lunar Chronicles, after Cinder and Scarlet. To recap previous feelings, I’d wished Cinder was standalone, and left out all the moon-alien-people, which felt superfluous. Then, in Scarlet, I didn’t mind so much, because the story … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Prose, Young Adult | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Timeless, by Gail Carriger

Major spoilers. Fifth and final book in the series, this time involving a trip to Egypt and a lot more information about the backgrounds of many, many characters. Lots to like in this book, though I didn’t like this one … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Sweetness in the Belly, by Camilla Gibb (audio)

Lilly is born to British parents, but raised in Africa by a devout Muslim teacher, and eventually moves to Ethiopia as a teenager. When Ethiopia is torn apart by war politics, she becomes a refugee in London, and eventually turns … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment