Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
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by Darkowaa
1M ago
Date Read: July 2nd 2022 Published: 2011 Publisher: Algonquin Books Pages: 368 The Blurb With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, “My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist,” author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man’s deception, a family’s complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle. Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon’s two families—the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a re ..read more
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AND THE 2022 AKO CAINE PRIZE WINNER IS…
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by Darkowaa
5M ago
In exactly 1 week, the 2022 AKO Caine Prize winner will be announced! For those who are not familiar, the AKO Caine Prize (formerly as the Caine Prize for African Writing), which was first awarded in year 2000, is an award open to writers from anywhere in Africa for work published in English. It’s focus is on the short story, reflecting the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition. The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing is a registered charity whose aim is to bring African writing to a wider audience using the annual literary award (source). Some notable winners of ..read more
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Harry Sylvester Bird by Chinelo Okparanta
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by Darkowaa
7M ago
Date Read: May 15th 2022 To be Published: July 12th 2022 Publisher: Mariner Books Pages: 312 The Blurb From the award-winning author of Under the Udala Trees and Happiness, Like Water comes a brilliant, provocative, up-to-the-minute novel about a young white man’s education and miseducation in contemporary America. Harry Sylvester Bird grows up in Edward, Pennsylvania, with his parents, Wayne and Chevy, whom he greatly dislikes. They’re racist, xenophobic, financially incompetent, and they have quite a few secrets of their own. To Harry, they represent ev ..read more
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2022 NEW RELEASES TO ANTICIPATE!
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by Darkowaa
1y ago
Happy New Year, everyone! New year, new books to anticipate. Below is my annual collage of new books to anticipate this year. This year I’m not doing the most by highlighting 99 books like I did last year. I’ve compiled just 69 new African, African-American, Black-Brit and Caribbean books that look very promising. Please note – this list/collage is just a snippet of books by Black authors 2022 has to offer ..read more
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Thoughts on (lack of) reading, blogging (fatigue) & discourse with writers versus readers
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by Darkowaa
1y ago
Long time, no blog! It’s been a while since I posted a book review or book chat… or content, in general. It’s crazy how I started this book blog when I commenced dental school in 2014 and I’m now a Dentist working at a major teaching hospital – praise God! Life is very different now – it’s mostly filled with me looking in peoples’ mouths, making diagnoses, admitting patients with head/neck injuries or infections to the hospital, in the operating room (theater) assisting in head & neck surgeries, extracting, restoring and cleaning teeth. ◊◊ When I was a dental student, I succeeded in readin ..read more
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So Long A Letter by Mariama Bâ (re-read)
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by Darkowaa
1y ago
Date re-Read: 2011 & (re-read) April 22nd 2021 Published: 1979 Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books Pages: 90 The Blurb Written by award-winning African novelist Mariama Ba and translated from the original French, So Long a Letter has been recognized as one of Africa’s 100 Best Books of the 20th Century. The brief narrative, written as an extended letter, is a sequence of reminiscences—some wistful, some bitter—recounted by recently widowed Senegalese schoolteacher Ramatoulaye Fall. Addressed to a lifelong friend, Aissatou, it is a record of Ramatoulaye’s ..read more
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2021 NEW RELEASES TO ANTICIPATE!
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by Darkowaa
2y ago
Happy New Year, everyone! New year, new books to anticipate. Below is my annual collage of new books to anticipate this year. I’ve compiled 99 new African, African-American, Black-Brit and Caribbean books that look very promising. Please note – this list/collage is just a snippet of books by Black authors 2021 has to offer! Hover over the images to read the blurbs and/or to pre-order the books. (this post contains Amazon affiliate links ..read more
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Bad Love by Maame Blue
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by Darkowaa
2y ago
Date Read: November 23rd 2020 Published: June 2020 Publisher: Jacaranda Books Pages: 340 The Blurb #TwentyIn2020 Bad Love is the story of London-born Ghanaian Ekuah Danquah and her tumultuous experience with first love. Marked by this experience, she finds herself at a crossroads – can she fall in love again, or does the siren song of her first love still call? Against a backdrop of enigmatic nights scattered with spoken-word poetry in London, Venice, Accra and Paris, Ekuah tries to reconcile her personal journey with the love she struggles with for Dee Emeka, a gifted musici ..read more
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Zikora by Chimamanda Adichie, transphobia and more
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by Darkowaa
2y ago
Long time, no blog! I was extremely busy back in September and October. I was taking my final Dental exams during those months, but I’m finally free now. I started this book blog a couple of months before I started Dental school, back in 2014. By God’s grace, I’m finally done and I’m proud to announce that I’m finally a Dentist and no longer a dental student. My childhood dream has been fulfilled and I’m grateful that this book blog, the camaraderie it garnered and my reading habits over the years have helped to sustain me throughout the 6 years of Dental school. I’m using this time to take it ..read more
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The Deep Blue Between by Ayesha Harruna Attah
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by Darkowaa
2y ago
Date Read: July 29th 2020 (to be) Published: October 15th 2020 Publisher: Pushkin Children’s Books Pages: 256 The Blurb Twin sisters Hassana and Husseina’s home is in ruins after a brutal raid. But this is not the end but the beginning of their story, one that will take them to unfamiliar cities and cultures, where they will forge new families, ward off dangers and truly begin to know themselves. As the twins pursue separate paths in Brazil and the Gold Coast of West Africa, they remain connected through shared dreams of water. But will their fates ever draw them back together? A sweeping a ..read more
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