It’s been a while since I dropped a book review here. I have been swamped with so much to do in the past month and have had little or no time to write. Thankfully, I have still found the time to do some reading and I currently have a backlog of reviews to write. Hopefully I will remember all the things I want to say about each of the books. I’ll be starting my reviews with this short story collection I read in August titled ‘Who’s Loving You: Love Stories by Women of Colour’.
This is a collection of 10 short stories all written by women of colour (obviously) about different shades of love as they see and experience it. The stories are as diverse as they come in terms of sexuality, age and culturally. The book also takes you through several cities in the U.K and to other countries as well. Although this collection puts authors with different writing styles in one place, non of the stories feel out of place and they all tie neatly together. My favourte stories in this collection would be ‘The Waves Will Carry Us Back’ by Sareeta Domingo; ‘Brief Encounters’ by Sara Collins; ‘Long Distance’ by Varaidzo and ‘My Heart Beats’ by Dorothy Koomson because they were relatable and the ones I would remember whenever I think of this book in the future. The other stories in the collection were all well written however, either I couldn’t really connect with the characters or the entire story.
Nevertheless, it was an interesting experience reading this collection and viewing love from other people’s perspectives.
Rating: 3 Stars
Published: March 4th 2021 by Trapeze
Genre: Short Story Collection
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
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