Review: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

At 26 years old, Yaa Gyasi debuted on the literary scene with one of the most impressive releases of 2016. Homegoing is a multi-generational epic that covers such a large scope in only 300 page that you’re left wondering how anyone could accomplish this marvelous feat of storytelling so brilliantly and concisely. But Yaa Gyasi did accomplish this feat and was rewarded handsomely for it with a seven figure advance. I’m thrilled to meet Gyasi the writer at this point in her very promising career. You can be certain I will be watching everything she does, as I am already anticipating her next novel!

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Review: And the Mountains Echoed

Author: Khaled Hosseini Original Publication: 2013 Page Count: 421 Khaled Hosseini’s last novel, “A Thousand Splendid Suns” proved to be a tour de force that reduced me to a puddle of tears several times. His debut, “The Kite Runner” quickly became one of the most widely read and and critically acclaimed works of fiction in the 21st century. […]

Review: Under the Udala Trees

Author: Chinelo Okparanta

“Under the Udala Trees” beautifully and boldly lends its voice to Nigeria’s LGBT community, which is critically important if the country is ever going to make progress in LGBT rights.

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Review: The Moor’s Account

Author: Laila Lalami Original Publication: 2014 Pages: 336 Many have heard of Cabeza de Vaca, the Spanish explorer of the New World who was one of four survivors of a 16th century expedition to Florida. His account was recorded for posterity as the “truth” for much of the western world for centuries, but of course it was only […]

Review: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Original Publication: January 15, 2007 Rating: 5 STARS Historical Fiction | 541 pages |Published by Alfred A. Knopf Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has rapidly become one of my favorite authors. I’m grateful to be a fan of a brilliant woman who is alive, young, and will continue to bless the literary world with her […]