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A Book Review : Collective Amnesia by Koleka Putuma

Hey Guys!!!

I’m back with the Book Reviews. I was going to follow a schedule and say “watch out for book reviews every Sunday”, but I really do not know if I would be able to stick with the schedule. I can only try!

Remember I have a website dedicated solely to everything LITERARY – BOOK REVIEWS, BOOK EVENTS AND LITERARY LIFESTYLE of our favourite authors are creatives. So please do well to stop by THE AFRO READER and subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of the fun stuff!

Here’s a review of Collective Amnesia. I wouldn’t call it a review per se…but…Yeah Enjoy Still! 😊

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The Book Affair Series

Hello Everyone! 

If you have been following my blog posts then you will know I am a big fan of books and literature. And for me, one of the most beautiful things in life is finding people who love same thing as you do and getting to hear them talk about it.

I started THE BOOK AFFAIR SERIES as a way of getting fellow book lovers express their love for books. Who knows, our stories might influence others to become readers!!!

Book Affairs is a weekly series of essays where book lovers explore their unique relationships with books, the pivotal role books play in their lives and their love for all things literature. These essays that promise to be as intense as they are engaging will be published every Saturday. 

CLICK HERE to read the story of ROMEO ORIOGUN – Winner, 2017 Brunel African Poetry Prize

CLICK HERE to read the story of CHIAMAKA NWANGWU.

Genuinely looking forward to reading your essays. 

Send them to: theafroreader@gmail.com

And do not forget to visit and subscribe to – http://www.theafroreader.com

Love and Light! 

My 9mobile Interview : Life In The Bush Of Books

Hello Guys,

My weekend has been busy and that is because I have been preparing interview questions for some of my favourite poets. The interviews would be posted on the new website; http://www.theafroreader.com. I can’t wait for you guys to read them. 

I got featured on the 9mobile Blog. An interview series for book enthusiasts. I was asked in the interview about my favourite book, my favourite author, and I was also asked if Nigerians read! 

Over to you guys, Do you think Nigerians read??? What is your best African Novel or Nigerian Novel and WHY???? 

Now that I think about it, if I were to take a book for a journey it would be SECRECT LIVES OF BABA SEGI’S WIVES and DEAR IJAWELE by CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE!

Dear Ijawele would spark up a goid conversation!!!

Please click HERE to read all of it. 

And remember to SUBSCRIBE TO THE AFRO READER website. That way you get to receive all the posts in your mailbox!!!

Love and Light!

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Celebrating Americanah

Relaxing your hair is like being in prison. You’re caged in. Your hair rules you. You didn’t go running with Curt today because you don’t want to sweat out this straightness. You’re always battling to make your hair do what it wasn’t meant to do. – Americanah 

Shout out to my friend Akpo for going the extra mile – he bought this book for me  and made sure Aunty Chimamanda signed. He did  this in 2015 and I got it in 2016.  I read Americanah in 2013.

Hey guys I am so excited! Chimamanda’s Americanah won the “ONE BOOK ONE NEW YORK PROGRAMME”.The One Book, One New York is the largest community reading program in the USA, bringing together book-loving New Yorkers to read the same book at the same time. The program was launched in February 2017 with quintessential New York flair, featuring five celebrities who each urged New Yorkers to vote for one of five award-winning books. Ultimately, the votes were tallied and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah was selected as the book all New Yorkers will read together.

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Imperialism-In-Artistry: Bob Dylan’s Nobel Win Is Proof Adichie Is Right about Beyonce.

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Written by Otosirieze Obi-Young and first published on http://www.brittlepaper.com.
This post is everything I discussed with my friends but couldn’t bring myself to write it down. I’m glad someone else did. Why I couldn’t wrap my head around those who attacked Adichie for her comments in the Dutch Magazine, I remember asking ; “If I write a novel about a ground-breaking discovery in physics, physiology or chemistry, does that make me eligible for the Nobel Win in same field?”

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BOOK REVIEW : MEASURING TIME BY HELON HABILA

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Hello Darlings! I’m finally done reading MEASURING TIME BY HELON HABILA and it was a wonderful experience. I’m not a very fast reader, I love to take time, I enjoy caressing every word and every page with my eyes. I want to remember.

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BOOK REVIEW : EVERYTHING GOOD WILL COME BY SEFI ATTA

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Hey Lovies…

I’m officially done reading EVERYTHING GOOD WILL COME and in the words of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “There is wit, intelligence and a delicious irreverence in this book. But it is Sefi Atta’s courage in choosing to look at her fictional world through fiercely feminist lenses that I most admired”

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SO LONG A LETTER

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Mariama Bâ (April 17, 1929–August 17, 1981) was a Senegalese author and feminist, who wrote in French. Born in Dakar, she was raised a Muslim, but at an early age came to criticise what she perceived as inequalities between the sexes resulting from African traditions.

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ADICHIE : BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRICE FOR FICTION

…Because her happiness is mine. Her success is mine.

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One of my favorite things! I have read this book twice.

She has done it again!!!

Pitted against nine other titles – from Zadie Smith’s On Beauty to Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel of the Biafran war, Half of a Yellow Sun, has been named the best winner of the women’s prize for fiction of the last decade – by both the public and a 10-strong judging panel. Continue reading “ADICHIE : BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRICE FOR FICTION”

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