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.
Everyone has secrets right? So what is the big deal about Baba Segi’s wives and their secrets? You have to believe that for a book to come up with such a fascinating title then the secret must be a big deal. I cannot say if it was the title of the book that caught my … More BOOK REVIEW – THE SECRET LIVES OF BABA SEGI’S WIVES BY LOLA SHONEYIN
“Stay with me”, she said. I stayed till the end. I wanted to stay with Ayobami Adebayo. I wanted to pick up her words and memorize them. I wanted to stay in the pages of her book and immerse myself in the depth of the story. I wanted to stay. There are so many reasons … More BOOK REVIEW: STAY WITH ME BY AYOBAMI ADEBAYO
I know it’s been a while, I’ve just been super busy with my blog beautifulthoughtz.com , school and work so please forgive me as my amazing sister, Kemi Bonuola has forgiven me for not contributing for so long. My office book club got me reading Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta and I read it … More Second Class Citizen taught Abiola Bonuola some life lessons
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
As a Yoruba lady, who does not understand more than twenty Ibo words, the book got to my “inner woman”. I felt the richness of the Ibo culture, I also understood the ways the women avoided trouble so they do not come to be ridiculed in their society. … More FLORA NWAPA’S “EFURU”
Sadiku went on errands to Sidi for Baroka so many times in his attempt to woo Sidi. I wonder how her mind really works. Is it that she was blind to Baroka’s ways or is it just tradition that has clouded her “brains”? … More THE LION AND THE JEWEL
Weep Not Child began with a woman, Nyokabi and Njoroge, the heroes and ended with the same characters exhibiting the talent of this writer. The story was sweet and soft and dreamy at first and then it became hard and real at the end. … More WEEP NOT CHILD BY NGUGI WA THIONG O