Review: The Tears of the Black Man By Alain Mabanckou

Author: Alain Mabanckou Translator: Dominic Thomas Publication Date: July 2018 Publisher: Indiana University Press Pages: 86 (Paperback) Genre: Essay Collection, Non-Fiction Alain Mabanckou is an author that I used to ignore when I went to the bookshop...until I started learning French a few months ago and he kept popping up in our textbooks as one … Continue reading Review: The Tears of the Black Man By Alain Mabanckou

Review: Working in the Gig Economy by Thomas Oppong

Title: Working in the Gig Economy: How to Thrive and Succeed when you Choose to Work For Yourself Author: Thomas Oppong Publisher: Kogan Page Publication Date: 192 pages Length: October 2018 A 2015 survey by Ernst & Young shows that 25 per cent of businesses are expected to use over 30 per cent of contingent … Continue reading Review: Working in the Gig Economy by Thomas Oppong

Book Recommendations from BRICS Countries

Last year, I resonated with Okidokiboki's 2018 Read Harder challenge update. She was disappointed with BookRiot's recommendations for the BRICS challenge which got me thinking about what picks would have been. BRICS is the acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. These countries are pegged as the fast-growing developing countries and wield significant … Continue reading Book Recommendations from BRICS Countries

Journey to a Promised Land|Allison Lassieur

Title: Journey to a Promised Land: A Story of the Exodusters ( I am America Series) Author: Allison Lassieur Publisher:  North Star Editions (JollyFish Press) Publication: 01 Jan 2019 Genre: Middle Grade, Historical Fiction Pages: 160 Hypatia "Hattie" Florence Jacobs dreams of being a teacher.  However, her parents are. former slaves struggling to make ends … Continue reading Journey to a Promised Land|Allison Lassieur

The Foyles Bookshop Girls at War by Elaine Roberts

Title:  The Foyles Bookshop Girls at War Author: Elaine Roberts Publisher: Aria Fiction Publication Date: 15 January 2019 Genre: Historica fiction,  Romance, WWI Book Blurb: Working at the Foyles bookshop was Molly Cooper's dream job. But with the country at war she's determined to do her bit. So Molly gathers her courage and sets off … Continue reading The Foyles Bookshop Girls at War by Elaine Roberts

Review: Stitched with Love Collection

Title: Stitched with Love: 9 Historical Courtships of Lives Pieced Together with Seamless Love Author: Various Authors Publisher: Barbour Books Publication Date: 01 January 2019 Genre: Romance, Christian Stitched with Love is a collection of stories that are broken down into 3 somewhat overarching plots with 9 interlinked courtships. That was a mouthful. Let me … Continue reading Review: Stitched with Love Collection

Odd(ly) Enough by Carolanne Miljavac

Title: Odd(ly) Enough: Standing Out When The World Begs You To Fit In Author: Carolanne Miljavac Publication Date: 01 November 2018 Publisher: Shiloh Run Press Genre: Non-Fiction, Christian   Odd(ly) Enough is the journey of Carolanne Miljavac from a person who had all the odds stacked against her but emerged a stronger person. With a … Continue reading Odd(ly) Enough by Carolanne Miljavac

Second-Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta

Title:  Second-Class Citizen Author: Buchi Emecheta Publisher: Heinemann Publication Date: 1994; originally in 1974 Genre: Autobiographical novel; autofiction Length: 186 Blurb Adah, a woman from the Igbo moves to England to live with her Nigerian student husband. She soon discovers that life fora young Nigerian women living in London in the 1960s is grim. Rejected … Continue reading Second-Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta

The Conversations By Olivia Fane

Title: The Conversations: 66 Reasons to Start Talking Author: Olivia Fane Publisher: Vintage Books Publication Date: 2014 Genre: Popular Psychology, Non-Fiction As I age, I am learning and yearning to have more intimate conversations. Yes, I still share a few anecdotes about popular culture or what's the latest YouTube craze. But nothing beats connecting with … Continue reading The Conversations By Olivia Fane

Auschwitz Lullaby by Mario Escobar

Title: Auschwitz Lullaby Author: Mario Escobar Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: 07 August 2018 Genre: WWII Historical Fiction Despite being of Aryan descendent, Helene is not able to get her Gypsy husband and five children spared in Hitler's Germany. Hence, she joins her family when deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Her decision baffles Nazi officials: Aryan women … Continue reading Auschwitz Lullaby by Mario Escobar