From stories about university life, workplace dissatisfaction, family, online dating and holiday-making, John takes us on a journey through the events in her life that have led to her eventual singledom.
Surviving Home is a potent collection of autobiographical poems about the harsh challenges of life as told from the perspective of a black American woman.
Six Of Crows is a young adult fantasy heist thriller that transports the reader into a stimulating world of magic, yet conveys the pragmatism of carefully planned prison break mission.
I loved the dynamics of the writing that was at times highly academic and at other at times casual. It covers various different aspects of afro hair, de-stigmatising the negative connotations synonymous with black hair types from a spiritual, political, philosophical and even mathematical vantage point.
July might be drawing to a close but I still wanted to highlight the importance of this month. July is the anniversary month of the Black Lives Matter movement, it is also Disability Pride month and it's the month that I almost reached my Goodreads goal
Partway through the month, I decided to switch gears and focus on reading books with more black and LGBTQX+ representation, as I realize that this is still a very niche part of fiction and literature that I myself have been neglecting.
I thought it was a brilliant initiative to incite conversations that eliminate stigma unfairly being levelled towards Asians, particularly individuals of Chinese descent, in light of the global spread of coronavirus. But also how those at the very center of such gross discrimination are themselves espousing the same level of intolerance towards Africans in parts of China.
I largely enjoyed listening to this book and felt absolutely bereft when it ended, as I feel like the book did an excellent job of taking the reader on the narrator's journey.
The Writer began extremely well, with tons of promise and potential. It offers a unique insight that is generally lacking from other books of a similar genre.