The Holidays are upon us again and we – at THE AFRO READER – are encouraging you to utilize the last few days of the year significantly. And what better way than to read books?!?

I have three books that would be keeping me company this season and I can’t wait to put up the reviews.

Book One:

Oriri’s Plight written by Olawale Oloforo – who is popularly known as BRYMO – is a multifaceted work of fiction, centered around a young and curious Nubian man of the dark ages. Oriri sought the mysteries of the unknowns and prevailed against all adversities to become the king of Uzu kingdom.

I’m half way into the book already. It’s quite an interesting read but not without its own flaws. If there’s anything so far, I love that it sparks my imagination.

Book Two:

Of Women and Frogs written by Bisi Adjapon. This copy was gifted to me by the publishers – FARAFINA and I can’t wait to read it in the year 2019 with members of my BOOKCLUB. I’m already three pages in but I had to drop it so I could concentrate on finishing Oriri’s Plight. I love that the books reminds me of Taiye Selasi and her debut novel – GHANA MUST GO! And Oh! How I love GHANA MUST GO! I’m excited about this one and I can’t wait to dig in fully.

About this book:

Esi is a feisty half-Nigerian girl growing up in Ghana, with occasional visits to her maternal family in Lagos. When her curiosity about her body leads to a ginger-in-the-vagina punishment from her stepmother, Esi begins to question the hypocrisy of the adults around her and the restrictions they place on girls.

Moving between Ghana and Nigeria, this is a heart-warming story of a girl beating a path to self-actualisation amidst political upheaval in Rawlings’ Ghana and strained relations between her ancestral countries.

Book Three:

Born A Crime written by Trevor Noah. I’m obviously late to this one. I knew I wouldn’t be tagged “woke” If I let this year run out without reading this book that has garnered great reviews. I love that it is an autobiography.

Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It’s basically a book about Trevor’s South African childhood.

Now you know what I’ll be reading this season. I’m looking forward to reading your comments on the books that would be keeping you company this Christmas/New Year!

Have you read any of these books? Kindly share your thoughts on them too.

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  • platolaw

    Fantastic post! Well, I am keeping myself busy this season with a copy of “My Watch”.

    • Chimdinma Adriel Onwukwe

      Great to know! A memoir. Thank you for sharing.

  • Raygynah

    I’m just about escaping to the world of a “A Thousand Suns”. I hope it’s a delightful read!

    • Chimdinma Adriel Onwukwe

      It is Khaled Hosseini, it is sure going to be more than a delightful read. Everything he writes is amazing! Enjoy and thanks for sharing!

  • Chizurum

    I’ve been itching to read ‘Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives’.
    I know it’ll be a bomb if I can lay my hands on it.

    • Chimdinma Adriel Onwukwe

      You really should lay your hands on it. IT IS AN AMAZING BOOK and usually the first book I recommend to anyone looking to begin reading African literature.

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