Ugly by Constance Briscoe
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Ugly by Constance Briscoe

About Ugly Constance’s mother systematically abused her daughter throughout her childhood. Regularly beaten and starved, she tried to get herself taken into care without success and even drank bleach. When she was 13, her mother left her to fend for herself but Constance found the courage to survive and this is her story. Review There is something about this book.…

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Thomas Sankara: An African Revolutionary – Ernest Harsch

About Thomas Sankara: An African Revolutionary Thomas Sankara, often called the African Che Guevara, was president of Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in Africa, until his assassination during the military coup that brought down his government. Although his tenure in office was relatively short, Sankara left an indelible mark on his country’s history and development. An avowed Marxist,…

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Review of the Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

I first came across this book sometime last year after reading another stunning read- Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.  I could not wait to dig into it. With my previous experience with the same author was an awesome read, The Nightingale see my review here. This makes Kristin Hannah officially on my list of favorite authors. Great Alone is set in…

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Binti by Nnedi Okafor
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Review of Binti (Binti #1) by Nnedi Okorafor

This short read introduced me to the first science fiction (SF) book. This wasn’t a bad experience considering I wasn’t expecting much from it. Binti is a story about a lady from a minority tribe who has been accepted to a prestigious university- Oomza University, to study mathematics on scholarship. The community is one that has a deep-rooted culture and…

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We will always love Paris
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First Chapters First Paragraph Tuesday Intros and Teaser Tuesday

First Chapters First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is hosted by (Vicki) I’d rather be by the beach. Every Tuesday Vicki shares the first paragraph, maybe two, of a book that she is reading or planning to read soon; and Teaser Tuesday hosted by The Purple Booker.  Feel free to participate. This week I will be introducing the first chapters, paragraphs and…

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