Reviews

AMERICANAH

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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was my first experience of the much talked about novelist’s writing. More than anything, I found the novel to be an enlightening documentation of the political and social dynamics that are attached to being black. These dynamics are relayed through the experiences of Ifemelu, the main character, and her counterparts. […]

THIRTEEN CENTS

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Thirteen Cents by the late Sello Duiker is a story set in the slumps of Cape Town, South Africa. The novel takes one through the dilapidated parts of a city that is often popularised for its glamour and elite status. This different perspective is relayed through the undignified adventures of Azure, a homeless orphan constantly […]

EYEBAGS AND DIMPLES

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Eyebags and Dimples by Bonnie Mbuli, a well renowned South African entertainer, took me by surprise upon its release in 2012. I knew of Bonnie the actress, model and presenter but I was not familiar with Bonnie the writer. It was this unfamiliarity that sparked my interest in the autobiography. I finally entertained this curiosity […]