Month: March 2021

How Beautiful We Were

Goodreads review:From the celebrated author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers, comes a sweeping, wrenching story about the collision of a small African village and an America oil company. “We should have known the end was near.” So begins Imbolo Mbue’s powerful second novel, How Beautiful We Were. Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, it …

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Klara and the Sun

Goodreads review:Klara and the Sun, the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass …

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Four hundred souls : a community history of African America, 1619-2019

Goodreads review:An epoch-defining history of African America, the first to appear in a generation, Four Hundred Souls is a chronological account of four hundred years of Black America as told by ninety of America’s leading Black writers. Curated by Ibram X. Kendi, author of the number one bestseller How To Be an Antiracist, and fellow historian Keisha N. Blain, Four …

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I recently read ‘Piranesi’ by Susanna Clarke, and enjoyed it far more than I expected to.It starts out somewhat tediously, but is definitely worth sticking with. Atmospheric and melancholy, a strange and beautiful world to wander into. Perfectly edited to leave you wanting more, please just a little more. Check out