I don’t read nearly as much I used to. I’m blaming social media, Netflix and everything in between. A few of these have been on my list for a while, the others are recent additions. This time I’m turning to you. Which one should I start with? Have you read any of them? If so, don’t be shy, let’s hear your take.


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Lastly, show some love to self published new author, Gillian Alex and her first book Tuesday at Three.



  1. Sue

    November 7, 2016 at 8:50 am Reply

    I really enjoyed “Under the Udala Trees”. That one should definitely be on your list. The story is well written and an easy read and I also liked that the subject matter was slightly different from most African fiction i.e different from stories on the immigrant experience, slavery, colonialism etc. Not to diminish the importance of those themes but I have encountered them alot in most of the African and Carribean fiction I have read, so “Under the Udala Trees” was refreshing.

  2. Mercy

    October 14, 2016 at 6:07 pm Reply

    Homegoing is excellent! Such a unique way to put a story to the slave trade movement and very, very real~ Start there!

  3. Baj

    October 14, 2016 at 5:58 pm Reply

    Pre-ordered The Mothers on Amazon and received it 3 days ago. Haven’t started reading it yet but look forward to doing so. Anything by Zadie Smith should be a good read. And finally, never heard of Linda Sue Park but the title of her book has me intrigued. Thanks for sharing your picks with us.

  4. taynement

    October 13, 2016 at 11:22 pm Reply

    I really liked Homegoing and didn’t care much for Under the Udala Trees. Just thought it was too verbose.

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