#BookishThoughts: Distant View of a Minaret and Other Stories by Alifa Rifaat

Reading the Translator’s foreword was quite fascinating. It was the first time I had heard of and picked up a book from this author. Alifa Rifaat is Egyptian, Muslim and had had her interest in Education somewhat curtailed or relegated to the back by Marriage. To quote Denys Johnson-Davies, “without the benefit of a university … Continue reading #BookishThoughts: Distant View of a Minaret and Other Stories by Alifa Rifaat

#BookishThoughts: The Return of the Water Spirit by Pepetela

To be honest, what drew me to this book was its title. I fancy a good fantasy story and “The Return of The Water Spirit” sounded like one I might very much enjoy. The beginning pages drew me to this strong female character, Carmina, who thought of the payment of bride price as an obscurantist tradition…

#BookishThoughts: Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros

I haven’t (book) blogged in forever! My only reason? Lately, I just cannot keep up with adulting, and I am only now attempting to read more (my year in reading is appalling!) and hopefully write more. I have not published any short stories this year, but keeping it positive, my first book was released in … Continue reading #BookishThoughts: Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros

Review: ‘Brass Neck’ by Victoria Naa Takia Nunoo – Aha! Review

Review: ‘Brass Neck’ by Victoria Naa Takia Nunoo   Publisher: RLFPA Editions Published: 01/26/2020 An Exercise in Rejecting Permission by Giving Permission In Victoria Naa Takia Nunoo’s debut Brass Neck, the body is at the center of a turf war between acceptance through exploration and repulsion through boundaries. Ilya Kaminsky who chose the collection as … Continue reading Review: ‘Brass Neck’ by Victoria Naa Takia Nunoo – Aha! Review

I’m learning to be lit at this writing distin

Sometime last August, I was contacted by a colleague writer to share my art process and the importance of the narrative with a group of students, as part of the Nkabom Literary Festival 2017. Knowing myself and how lowkey I am/try to be, the first word that came to mind was FLEE. The second word … Continue reading I’m learning to be lit at this writing distin