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Category : Book Reviews

Book reviews, features, author interviews and book excerpts.

Fan into Flames, a Review

Immediately after finishing primary school young John Gachango Gatu thought travelling to Nairobi was the better option, believing a...

May Book of the Month – Under the Udala Trees

Inspired by Nigeria’s folktales and its war, Under the Udala Trees is a deeply searching, powerful debut about the dangers of living...

How to read the air – April Book of the Month

We probably are in one, have been in one or probably planning to get into one…A relationship.And just like a pregnancy(I feel like that...

March Book Of The Month-Hiding in Plain sight

What does it mean to be a Somali in this day and age…particularly a Somali in Kenya? There may be no better author to answer that...

On Black Sisters’ Street – February Book of the Month

The promise of a better life for many African immigrants often leads to a nightmare of sexual slavery, and as Chike Unigwe narrates it...

Kindness of Enemies, January’s Read

The narrator in Kindness of Enemies is an ambitious young scholar named Natasha Wilson — born in Khartoum as Natasha ­Hussein to a...