Q&A With Marina Kemp, author of NIGHTINGALE

I first met Marina at the #4thEstatelive event that happened in London in November 2019, where 4thEstate Publishing was showcasing some of the books to be released in the first quarter of 2020. Something drew me to Nightingale first. I don’t know if it was the cover, the lusciousness of it or that I just…

CRAZY RICH ASIANS by Kevin Kwan

My initial idea for props for this photo was to attempt to use some designer stuff I have but then it occurred to me that with #CrazyRichAsians designer and designer aren’t quite on the same level so I respected myself. #CrazyRichAsians is your typical love story – Boy meets girl, girl has no clue boy…

SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD’S MENTAL HEALTH.

Hello Everyone, It’s been quite a while since I posted here. So many things have been up but I’ve mostly focused on book reviews for now which you can find on my Instagram if you are keen. I’ve had the urge to write this post all summer but it became priority for me to push…

BIRTHMARKED

Author – Marvellous Michael (Nigerian) Genre – Crime fiction Number of pages – 317 Independently published at Patridge Africa.   My very first thought while reading Birthmarked last year was that the dialogue is better suited for film.

PACHINKO REVIEW

Author – Min Jin Lee. Publisher – Apollo  (an imprint of Head of Zeus) Number of Pages – 537     Pachinko has been quite tough for me to review because it is quite easy to hate it for the very reasons you love other books like it, and I will explain what I mean….

A GRIEF IN TIME.

We had to use a photo from your 40th birthday. The one you had on expensive black and green lace fabric. You were happy in it. Your gele arrogantly spread wide on your head like a satellite dish. Gold sparkled elaborately on your neck and wrist. We did not know that your sparkle would soon…

KIDDIES HOLIDAY BOOK CLUB

Hello Everyone, It has been so long people, wow. I know. I know. However this isn’t the post where I tell you what has kept me away or the one where I apologise profusely for not putting up the concluding part of a story. No. But hopefully I will get round to doing that. Or…

APRIL BOOK REVIEW – HOMEGOING

AUTHOR:  Yaa Gyasi (Ghanaian) GENRE:  Historical Fiction PUBLISHER/YEAR OF PUBLICATION: Viking (Inprint of Penguin) PRICE:  £12.99 NUMBER OF PAGES: 305 (my copy)

GOD DOES NOT GIVE US ALL CHILDREN.

One of the easiest ways to rile up Nigerian’s is to say that you do not want children. If you say you aren’t getting married, especially as a female, unsolicited prayers that God should remove your pride would often go up for you. But say you do not want children. This one is serious. This…

LAGOS CITY MARATHON 2017

  It was in October of 2016 that I first toyed with the idea of running a marathon. At this time, the most I had ever run was 6km, a feat I considered commendable, outstanding in fact. It was obvious in the slightly superior, patronising way I told anyone who wanted to introduce me to…

THIS YEAR, BUILD CHARACTER, DO BETTER

You have made it through the first week of the year people. Congratulations!!! For many, work, school and business resumes today. I hope you took all of last week to be mentally prepared for 2017, for it’s high’s and low’s. We would all like a year of only positives but I now know that even…