My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite: ★★★.5

Korede is a nurse and a very competent one. She is an introvert, reasonable person, neither ugly nor beautiful but someone who excels at her work. Her sister, Ayoola is quite the opposite of her. She is gorgeous, vibrant, irresponsible, reckless, and someone who comprehends men better than her sister. Korede always protects her sister since it is expected of her as an elder sister … Continue reading My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite: ★★★.5

Review: Things Fall Apart

Title: Things Fall Apart Author: Chinua Achebe Rating: 3/5 ★★★☆☆ Set against the backdrop of colonial times, this book is written with a political agenda of showcasing that impact of modernism on the lives of Nigerian communities. This story permeated within me a sense of empathy towards the lost and forgotten cultures who fell victim to the impending reformation. I dealt with a sense of epiphany … Continue reading Review: Things Fall Apart

Review: Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Title: Chronicle of a Death Foretold Author: Gabriel García Márquez Rating: 3.5/5 ★★★½ A sense of amazement struck me when within a few pages Santiago Nasar was murdered by the Vicario brothers who were seeking vengeance for the honor of their sister. Quite opposed to a murder fiction where the murderer is to be identified throughout the book, this story was about the subjective interpolation of … Continue reading Review: Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Half Of A Yellow Sun: #AfricanLit★★★★

A sense of melancholy permeated within me while I was comfortably reading on a Sunday morning, marveling at Adichie’s recollection of the struggles of a forgotten time. Set against the backdrop of Nigeria-Biafra war of 1967-70, I felt a constant emotional pull as the story unfolded. It is an account of thousands of innocent, impoverished, and terror-stricken people caught up between the ethnic disputes; people … Continue reading Half Of A Yellow Sun: #AfricanLit★★★★