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

“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”


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