Memory Lane Monday: Kemi’s Journal by Abidemi Sanusi

Welcome to Memory Lane Mondays!

This is a weekly feature of unforgettable books I have read in times past which have not had the chance to be reviewed on this blog as I read them a long time ago. Lets’ call them my personal classics. I will be featuring a new favorite every week and I hope you will be interested to read and enjoy some as I have.

This week’s pick is….


kemi's journal blog post

This was one of the first Christian fiction novels I read written by a Nigerian. It was also my first from Cassava Publishers. I loved reading this book so much that I re-read it a couple of times. This book is an unforgettable for me because it was the first time I read a Christian fiction book where I could really and truly relate to the characters especially the protagonist because she was Nigerian. It was a quick read and I loved the way the book was written like a journal. I also went ahead to read the sequel to this novel titled ‘Zach’s Story’ but I still rate this one higher. Did anyone read this book?


Kemi, a marketing executive, seems to have it all: a wonderful flat, great job and fab boyfriend. Then she ruins it all by becoming a Jesus freak and getting pregnant with a child she doesn’t want.

With its big themes, sassy style and strong, likeable characters, Kemi’s Journal will strike a chord with every woman juggling the demands of a faith-filled life with that of contemporary society.

The Author:

Abidemi Sanusi was born in Nigeria and now lives in the UK. She is a former human rights worker, now writer. Her last book, ‘Eyo’, was nominated for the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.

A coffee enthusiast, she can often be found pontificating on the merits of a Sidamo over a Malabar on Facebook

Published: January 14th, 2005

Pages: 146

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