Tuesday, 26 January 2016

REVIEW: ODUFA

Author: Othuke Ominiabohs

Genre: Romance, Fiction

My Rating: 2.8|3 Stars

Number of Pages: 365

Year of Publication: 2015

SUMMARY
When Anthony Mukoro discovers he cannot father a child, his world comes crashing.
In the arms of a new crush, Odufa a beautiful girl with a past, he finds the strength to face his fears and live again despite the whirlwind that threaten to devour the union.
But nothing is as it seems as they plunge into the bowls of this serpentine romance which alters their lives forever.

Excerpts From The Book

She Wears a Crown

Through Shadows mountain
And Pains valley
She strides with defiance
Arraigned by trails
Befitting a court martial
Scares flung at her
Betrayal caressing her
Courting her innocence
Like earth and sea
Bristling through World's thorns
From mine her eyes seek escape
World's chaos aroaming
Love and trust my offering.
12*04*2010

"She tapped my shoulders lightly. Her eyes were as transparent as glass. I looked into the brown depths, saw into her soul. This girl felt so strongly about about me, I could feel the intensity in her every breath. Her emotions were raw, undiluted. Her heart screamed my name with every beat. I wrapped my arms around her and drew her close."

MY VERDICT
I had quite a number of issues with this book, which was odd, because I thought I'd be gushing over it when I was through. The first obstacle I encountered was on page 20; IT WAS BLANK. I'm not even kidding, the whole freaking page was blank! I can understand that it's not the fault of the Author, but at least these printing errors should be evaded. The second obstacle was on pages 170 and 171; the pages were interchanged. I guess the errors really irked me, because I so expected this book to be enrapturing (Moral of my rant: don't judge a book by it's cover and summary) 
In spite of all the semi-negative words I spewed above, the story is nice. I learnt quite a number of new words and I absolutely loved his choice of names for the characters e.g Odufa, Okiemute( I do hope that's the correct spelling) and Ulusi etc. Mr. Ominiabohs is a good writer, but I felt there was something missing. 
You can purchase the book at The Hub, in The Palms shopping mall.

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This review was solely based on my personal opinion . If anyone finds this content inaccurate or unsuitable, again I say that it was solely based on my opinion .

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Friday, 22 January 2016

REVIEW: BEYOND THE HORIZON

Author: Amma Darko

Genre: Fiction

My Rating: 3. 2 Stars

Number of Pages: 140

Year of Publication: 1995

SUMMARY
Mara has been deceived by her husband, Akobi, into coming to Europe to find a 'Paradise' but as the truth about Akobi and her new life unfolds she realises she is trapped. The expectations of her family in Africa force her to remain, living a lie.
Beyond the Horizon is a gripping and provocative story of the plight of African women in Europe, and the false hopes of those they leave behind.

MY VERDICT

The story was sad and I didn't quite like how it ended. I don't really have much to say, but it wasn't a bad read. It was a well thought out story. I kind of expected the whole end, but nevertheless, it was a refreshing read. You can purchase the book Here 

PS: Forgive me for not putting my all into this post and for giving such a curt review . I've actually been postponing this review due to laziness and lack of wifi- I actually read this book last year Lol. There are things about the book I'd like to share, but sadly I forgot to put those things in my notes, so I've forgotten -__-
once again, I'm deeply sorry. I promise to be more dedicated to blogging in 2016 :)
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