Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: Authentic Mama by Olunosen Louisa Ibhaze

Authentic Mama was quick, funny read for me and another one from Paperworth Publishers. The story is about Paulina popularly known as  ‘Iye Baby’ who has moved up the social ladder in Nimbe town as the owner of the prestigious “Love your Neighbor Bar…

Book Review: Our Son the Minister by Paul Ugbede

With 149 pages, this book is a quick but engaging, entertaining and downright honest satire addressing the current mindset of the Nigerian society. I had watched the play last year and wanted to read the book/play to have a different experience with the story…

Book Review: Lie To Me, Dan by Longrin Wetten

I am ashamed to say that this book has been on my TBR for a long time especially when I got an autographed copy from the author himself. In the spirit of Valentine’s day, I had a desire to read a romantic story this…

Book Review: Be(Com)ing Nigerian by Elnathan John

This book was hilarious to say the least. I enjoyed reading every bit of it. What can I say? it’s Nigerian, it’s the truth in your face, it’s your everyday life on paper, Literarily! Elnathan John who happens to have written one of my…

Book Review: Educated by Tara Westover

This memoir didn’t turn out as I expected. I set out to read a book that would ‘educate’ me on how someone who never stepped foot in a classroom, taught herself algebra and was able to pass the ACT (though after two attempts) and…

Book Review: When Trouble Sleeps by Leye Adenle

Wow! I started this book and couldn’t put it down until I was done. ‘When Trouble Sleeps’ is the sequel to ‘Easy Motion Tourist’ which I had read sometime in 2017. This book continues with Amaka’s determination to find Malik who runs a secret…

Book Review: Season of Crimson Blossoms by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

“Hajiya Binta Zabairu was finally born at fifty-five when a dark-lipped rogue with short, spiky hair, like a field miniscule anthills, scaled her fence and landed, boots and all, in the puddle that was her heart”. Set in northern Nigeria, this story is suppose…

Book Review: The Secret Child by Kerry Fisher

My third Kerry Fisher book and I can’t get enough of her. This story was captivating from the first page……… “Six weeks. That’s all I had with you. Forty-two days. Time we throw away carelessly, wishing the days away, to Christmas, to a holiday,…

Book Review: The Not So Perfect Mother by Kerry Fisher

Kerry Fisher is the new author I have been looking for……. After reading ‘The Silent Wife” a few months ago, I have plunged into buying her books with reckless abandon and with no regrets. Maia’s story is the story of a modern day Cinderella…

Book Review: My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Sister The serial Killer was a quick, fun, read packed with dark humor. A story about two sisters raised by the same parents who suffered abuse from their father but turned out to have personalities as different as the way they looked. Ayoola,…