I shivered, cried, stared into blank space, laughed out loud, closed my eyes in embarrassment, thought hard about life, wrote interesting pieces just because of Chimamanda Adichie’s Half Of A Yellow Sun. I had read another book by her, The Thing Around Your Neck which my lovely sister, Kemi reviewed here but I did not expect what … More Through Chimamanda Adichie I saw a side of the rising sun
If you ever read Sidney Sheldon then this book is right up your alley. Lots of conspiracies between characters for one common goal can be found in this book, of course one party has to get greedy and sell the other one out. … More FREEDOM BY OCTOBER BY ADEOYE ADETOBA
In this realm Of mental slavery Here Where minds are still held captive by The chains of patriarchy Freedom will stretch its hands In piety But no man will take it Because it serves them well To be considered gods When justice requests for equality It is not a demand for sameness But a cry … More THE PATRIARCHAL
This is the first book I am reading by this author and it happens to be her first book as well. I also got to know that she has a book called Girl with a Pearl Earring but only because I have heard of a movie by the very same name (which I have now … More THE VIRGIN BLUE-TRACY CHEVALIER
“…love, she discovered, was like anything else. It was a habit of the heart. You gave yourself to it, and then followed on day after day, tracing ever deeper the unchangeable track of emotions”, … More BOOK REVIEW-FOUR LETTERS OF LOVE BY NIALL WILLIAMS
I always crumble in tearsWhen you don’t understand meI thought liking someone, loving someoneBrings understanding along withDoesn’t love come with a manual on the person you want to love?You don’t understand meYet you want to love meI’m trying to teach you my languageThe language of my heartThis scarred heartSo that you can cradle it in … More DO YOU KNOW MY LOVE LANGUAGE?
The use of words, the imagery, the similes! This book came through for me in every way a book should. It was funny, interesting, unputdownable and it taught me some new lessons. I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my reading this year. … More I GOT STUCK ON “BRICK LANE”
These small pleasures remind me in those moments that life can be fun. So as I bob along on the oceans of life, whether it’s an ebb or a flow I hold on knowing that in a small moment in time, pleasure awaits. … More THE SMALL PLEASURES OF LIFE-THE FRENCH ART OF LIVING A GOOD LIFE
This silence is not tranquility It is the silence of a lamb This lamb has been led to the cross And her piercing screams have been ignored Again This silence is no balm for her soul She hears nothing Yet she sees everything They hear everything And say nothing This silence is … More THIS SILENCE IS NOT TRANQUILITY
Hello faithful followers! I have been on WordPress for three years! Whoop! Whoop! If you are still here, let me just say that I appreciate your commitment to this blog. I have not done a lot of book reviews this year but I try to augment with my poems. I hope you enjoy this one: … More I KNOW WHAT IT IS
Yours are the tears that were never recorded The cries that got swallowed in corridors of patriarchy I salute your courage The strength of a thousand wills could not shake you You deep rooted tree of nurturing goodness Silent fulfilling fiery foundation of hope You steered the ship and landed us safely On the shore … More TO ALL THE MOTHERS WHO NEVER LEFT
As the years roll by I become more and more aware of the need to engage in those things I love. While reading is one of the most consistent hobbies I pursue, traveling is one hobby I wish I could explore more; I have not really indulged in it very much. So as a gift … More My trip to Kaduna and An Abundance of Scorpions.