book reviews

Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike’s Double Wahala

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In Nigerian popular culture, ‘double wahala’ is a Pidgin English phrase that was made popular by ace Afrobeat musician and activist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

From Olongo Africa
On June 13, 2022
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Hatred of Many Colours

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Unstable leadership in African countries hasn’t just ruined family lives, it has fried the mental house of men and women whose talents and skills could have built a thriving society.

From Olongo Africa
On September 20, 2021
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NONPROSECUTABLE: A REVIEW OF SHIORI ITO’S BLACK BOX

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Through personal narrative, journalist, survivor, and activist Shiori Ito examines rape culture in Japan.

From Tasteful Rude
On July 13, 2021
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SPELLING CYPHERS: A REVIEW OF LONG DIVISION BY KIESE LAYMON

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The most interesting mystery novels don’t announce themselves as such. There is no murder to solve or culprit to apprehend. Rather, events which have no obvious explanation unfold and an air of ambiguity surrounds them. Kiese Laymon’s novel "Long Division" belongs to this category of mystery.

From Tasteful Rude
On June 28, 2021
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MONA Is A Devastating Satire

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It's no accident that Pola Oloixarac opens the novel with, "Come thirsty."

From Tasteful Rude
On March 23, 2021
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