Understanding Black Hair Culture: a review of Emma Dabiri’s “Don’t Touch My Hair”
African / Irish / Nigerian / nonfiction / The Latest

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


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 beauty and the culture around it. So much so, that I wrote my master’s thesis on Black hair. You can read my journal … Continue reading

5 Books to Gift this Valentine’s Day
Book Reviews / Classic / crime / fantasy / Nigerian / nonfiction / Opinion Pieces / poetry / The Latest

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

Shades of Domestic Violence in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Purple Hibiscus”
Book Reviews / Nigerian / The Latest

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


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 British West. I am a huge fan of Adichie’s work and I love to read the variety of female characters coming to terms … Continue reading