Wednesday, 29 June 2016

WISHLIST WEDNESDAY (AWS EDITION)

  So it's that time of the month again and I'm back with a new edition of Wishlist Wednesday. If you haven't seen my previous one, you can check it out here. So this month's edition is the AWS edition. AWS basically means African Writers Series, which is a series of books by African writers that has been published by Heinemann since 1962. There are about 200+ books in this series that I know of. The first book in the series I read was The Concubine by Elechi Amadi, about two years ago and I loved every bit of it. I immediately began searching for other AWS books and my search is still ongoing because it's quite a bulky series. I currently own five books out of the lot and one of my major goals is to own or at least read all the books- crazy right? Lol I know. So below are a few of the books I want from the series (obviously I want all, but I've gotta break the list down)

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A Squatter's Tale (by Ike Oguine)                            

                           

The books above are The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah, The Girl Who Can and Other Stories by Ama Ata Aidoo, Changes by Ama Ata Aidoo, The Outcasts by Bonnie Lubega, Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe, So Long A Letter by Mariama Ba, Idu by Flora Nwapa, God's Bits Of Wood by Sembene Ousmane, A Squatter's Tale by Ike Oguine, Estrangement by Elechi Amadi, The Clothes of Nakedness by Benjamin Kwakye and The Housemaid by Amma Darko.

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

REVIEW: ON BLACK SISTERS' STREET

Author: Chika Unigwe

My Rating: 5 Stars

Genre: Adult Fiction/ African Literature

Year of Publication: 2009

Number of Pages: 296

SUMMARY
Four very different women have made their way from Africa to the red light district of Brussels. They have come to claim for themselves the riches they believe Europe promises but when Sisi, the most enigmatic of the women, is murdered, their already fragile world is shattered.

Drawn together by the tragedy, the remaining three women - Joyce, a great beauty whose life has been devastated by war; Ama, whose dark moods hide a past injustice; and Efe, whose determination to earn her keep is motivated by a particular zeal - slowly begin to share their stories. They are stories of fear, displacement, love and of all, they are stories of a sinister man called Dele.

MY VERDICT
Let me just start by saying that I knew I'd love this book from the moment I read the synopsis. That's why I'm not doubting the 5 stars I awarded this book. It was brilliant, well written and each page made me ache to read the next.
I never got bored or tired of any of the women's stories and no two stories were similar, so that made it wayyyyy more riveting and the characters were immensely intriguing.
I absolutely loved how she mixed pidgin (broken) English with her almost impeccable vocabulary. In general, this book made me have mixed emotions ranging from sadness to amusement to disgust. I definitely recommend this book. It's a must read. I can and will definitely read this book more than once. and I look forward to reading more books by this Author because she has stolen my heart. You can purchase this masterpiece Here .

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