Understanding Black Hair Culture: a review of Emma Dabiri’s “Don’t Touch My Hair”
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Understanding Black Hair Culture: a review of Emma Dabiri’s “Don’t Touch My Hair”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Emma Dabiri’s part memoir part scholarly investigation of African hair culture in and outside of African countries is close to my research heart. I have always been fascinated by female hair and … Continue reading

5 Books to Gift this Valentine’s Day
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5 Books to Gift this Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day is approaching and whether you’re romantically in love, single, or anything in between Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to just be about roses, chocolates, and platters of oysters. For me, Valentine’s Day is a day where you get to tell the people in your life that you love them. This is not just for … Continue reading

“The Age Of Magic”: a review of Ben Okri’s magic realist novel
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“The Age Of Magic”: a review of Ben Okri’s magic realist novel


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. There are two reasons why I bought this book: I had a gift voucher and the setting of the book was Switzerland (the country I call home). I wasn’t sure what to … Continue reading

Shades of Domestic Violence in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Purple Hibiscus”
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Shades of Domestic Violence in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Purple Hibiscus”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Adichie’s novel “Purple Hibiscus” is like her other novels: a close look at family dynamics with a particular focus on women and the conflict of Nigerian traditions versus the influences of the … Continue reading