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What I’m Reading – 17 April 2018

It’s been way too long since I’ve posted What I’m Reading – so here’s a new one. In the last month or so, I’ve finished reading several books: The Book of M by Peng Shepherd A Little in Love With Everyone by Genevieve Hudson Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires My reviews of Read More

Review of Shobha Rao's Girls Burn Brighter

The Light Within: A Review of Shobha Rao’s GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER

Shobha Rao’s Girls Burn Brighter is an intense story of survival and sisterhood.  And so much more.  Set in India against a backdrop of a strict caste system, arranged marriages, and harsh poverty, the two main characters of Rao’s poetic story develop an unlikely friendship that proves to be an enduring constant on which they Read More

New Books By Women April

New Books by Women – April 2018 Releases

Need a new book for April? Here’s a roundup of the new books by women being released in April that I am most excited about, with a focus on womxn from historically underrepresented and underserved communities. If you are curious about which books I focus on, see my Review Policy. These are just guidelines and I Read More

New Books By Women - March

New Books by Women – March 2018 Releases

Need a new book for March? Here’s a roundup of the new books by women being released in March that I am most excited about, with a focus on womxn from historically underrepresented and underserved communities. If you are curious about which books I focus on, see my Review Policy. These are just guidelines and I Read More

Black Women Writers from South Africa

Black Women Authors from South Africa – A Resource List

I’ve been traveling to South Africa regularly since 2009, mostly to conduct research supporting my doctorate in Information Science, which I received from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) in 2016. As a result, I’ve grown a real appreciation for literature from this amazing and diverse country. This list will provide you with names of Read More

Drink It In: A Review of Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Drink It In: A Review of FRESHWATER by Akwaeke Emezi

  Freshwater is captivating, dynamic, and wise. At once, Akwaeke Emezi is able to frighten and confound their reader with a writing style that is intense and poetic. The raw honesty with which Emezi frames their debut book grabbed me by the throat and compelled me to continue reading, catching my breath as I turned Read More

Resist or Regret A Review of Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Resist or regret? A review of Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

What do a polar explorer, a teenage girl, an aging teacher and writer, an unfulfilled wife and mother, and an eccentric healer have in common? A lot, surprisingly enough. Their intertwining experiences are calculatingly uncovered in Red Clocks, the third book by Leni Zumas. I say “calculatingly” because the uncovering of the relationships felt just Read More

February New Books by Women

New Books by Women – February 2018 Releases

Need a new book for February? Here’s a roundup of the new books by women being released in February, with a focus on women from historically underrepresented and underserved communities. If you are curious about which books I focus on, see my Review Policy. These are just guidelines and I reserve the right to include Read More

Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

What I’m Reading – 15 January 2018

I want to read ALL THE BOOKS by women. Seriously, it’s becoming a problem. I was able to whittle down my must-read fiction by women in 2018 list to 12 (plus a bonus book by -gasp!- a man) and that was near impossible. Still as I am tooling around on The Twitter I see books Read More

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12 Must-Read Fiction Books by Women – 2018

It’s a new year and that means a whole new host of books to read. And 2018 has no shortage of amazing new books that I can’t wait to get my hands on! Now I must admit that there are many titles left over from the last year (or two, or three…) that I just Read More