Book Reviews

THE LIFE BEHIND THE SCENES OF A BOY SOLDIER: REVIEWING ALEXANDER OCHOGWU’S “THE DIARY OF A BOY SOLDIER, CREED OF BROTHERHOOD”.

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This book chronicles the journey of a young boy in military school (Ayorinde) who had fantasized about becoming a soldier after he saw a young man in soldier’s attire pass through his school. He pursued that dream until he gained admission into a military school. Though his mother was reluctant at the beginning but his […]

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Life Lessons From Michelle Obama.

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I have always admired Michelle Obama from a distance and watched her work with children and how she performed her duties beside her husband as First Lady of the United States. When this book was launched, it felt like I could now know Michelle Obama not just from a distance but up close. I wasn’t […]

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To Err is Human, To Forgive is Divine.

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I was immediately drawn into Jacquelyn Mitchard’s book Cage of Stars because it was a child narrator telling the story. I actually love to read books that speak from the place of innocence. The story begins from the end (sort of) through the prologue. We see a young girl hounded by reporters about why she […]

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Colour is Simply Complicated: Exploring Issa Rae’s “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl”.

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The discourse around race has become more prominent as many people are seeing racism more institutionalised and vocalised. The marginalised are beginning to speak louder to push governments to be more sensitive to the needs of minorities and ensure that legislations work for all not just for selected ‘privileged’ few. However, Issa Rae’s humorous yet […]

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He Never Killed a Man Until…

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A young man moves from being a student under a Malam to becoming a street kid moving with other bandits who brag about killing others. He actually didn’t like killing but his crew got recruited by a political party to cause chaos after they lost an election. He then storms the opposition party’s office with […]