My favourite short story collection of 2018, so far.


“There is this thing that distance does where it subtracts warmth and context and history and each find that they are arguing with a stranger.”

When I finished the last page, I wanted to turn back and start over, that’s just how brilliant this was.

What it Means When A Man Falls From the Sky by Leslie Nneka Arimah is an exquisitely conceived collection of realist and fantastical stories. Continue reading

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

fullsizeoutput_4640Category: Contemporary Fiction
Rating: 3/5
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I was so certain that this would be a 5 star read, but felt rather let down overall.

Starting with the positives, I think it’s safe to say that Chimamanda can be considered an authority when it comes to topics on race, identity & immigration. Her observations were completely brilliant, moving, honest and really thought provoking. Continue reading

The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACategory: Short stories
Rating: 4/5
Cultural: Nigeria
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda is an author, I knew I’d admire from the first book I pick up. I started with her short story collection as I felt like reading something that I could flit in and out of, and I really enjoyed it.

Her stories touch on such diverse & important topics including race, culture, feminism, what it really Continue reading