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

Literary Websites

Literary Websites

Looking for a few good books by womxn? Take a look through some of my favorite websites for the latest in literary news, author info, and reviews.   BookRiot https://bookriot.com/ Book Riot is dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are. Electric Lit https://electricliterature.com/ Electric 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

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

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What I’m Reading – 5 Jan 2018

Just a short update for today, that I meant to post yesterday! I’ve finished The Power by Naomi Alderman. Such a great book! If you like A Handmaid’s Tale, you will like this book. I’m now onto Violence Girl by Alice Bag, Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman, and A Unkindness of Ghosts Read More

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What I’m Reading – 2 Jan 2018

Hey, 2018! I am just finishing up The Power by Naomi Alderman and it is so good. I will count it towards my reading goals for 2018! Next on the list for fiction is An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon. I am super excited about this one. Then I’d like to re-read A Wrinkle Read More

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What I’m Reading – 29 Dec 2017

Books The Power by Naomi Alderman Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Devotion by Patti Smith Articles Iran and Saudis’ Latest Power Struggle: Expanding Rights for Women by Anne Barnard and Thomas Erdbrink in The NY Times Reviving Palestinian non-violent resistance by Chloé Demoulin in Equal Times Milo Yiannopoulos’ Editor’s Notes are Absurd, Hilarious (and Depressing) Proof Read More