Stay With Me: A Book Review

Rating **** You must agree with me that I’ve been having such an incredible reading experience judging from my most recent reading choices. I am not yet over Chimamamada’s Half of a Yellow Sun, Lola’s The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives and now Adebayo’s Stay With Me. What’s striking is that they are allContinue reading “Stay With Me: A Book Review”

Book Review: ‘The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives’ Serves Humour, Mocks Misogyny

Rating **** The story of Baba Segi and his four wives as told by Lola Shoneyin is a page flipper. I interact with African literature often but I can’t remember giggling and cracking up between paragraphs like I did with this one. Africanised English has never sounded so real and raw like it does inContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives’ Serves Humour, Mocks Misogyny”

Book Review: Half of a Yellow Sun

Let us talk about a phenomenal contemporary literary figure, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, or simply Chimamanda. My admiration for Chimamanda’s literary works is not pegged on any feministic undertones therein but on her language adornment skills, the relatable thematic concerns, the strong willed characters and the simple yet unpredictable plot.  I do not mean to sayContinue reading “Book Review: Half of a Yellow Sun”