Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

I have never read a Jesmyn Ward book before this one. I've always intended to, but never quite gotten around to it, so I was really happy when I was approved for this one through Netgalley.┬áSing, Unburied,┬áSing has a lot going on, and I really appreciated Ward's writing style, prose, and the perceptions her characters … Continue reading Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

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Review: Hum if You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais

Hum If You Don't Know the Words is written by white South African writer Bianca Marais. Set during apartheid, the book opens in the days leading up to the Soweto student uprising, in which black schoolchildren are attacked and killed by the police while protesting the school curriculum. After the uprising, Robin, a 9-year-old white … Continue reading Review: Hum if You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais

Review: The White City by Karolina Ramvqist

An atmospheric short novel, The White City follows Karin, once married to John, who had some sort of criminal connections. John has disappeared, leaving Karin with a baby girl (Dream) she's not sure she even wanted. Not only that, the authorities are breathing down her neck about debts due to stolen money, and all of … Continue reading Review: The White City by Karolina Ramvqist

Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Full confession: It's been awhile since I've read this book, but I still love it and I'm still going to review it. This novel follows Ifemelu and Obinze, high school sweethearts who end up parting ways due to various political and personal goings on. After high school, Nigeria is under a military dictatorship. Ifemelu leaves … Continue reading Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie