Book Reviews

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 […]

Book Reviews

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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With My Korokoro Eyes VI

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‘I know who it is….’ a masculine voice answered from behind them. A masculine voice that Mide heard this afternoon. A masculine voice deep down inside he was afraid of. What had he gotten himself into? He thought to himself as fear replaced pity. In horror he opened his eyes. What kind of dream was […]

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With My Korokoro Eyes V

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Blackness. Lack of feeling. Then brightness. Too much feeling. Suddenly. So many people. Jeers and taunts. Laughter. Pain. More pain. Questions after questions that he couldn’t and didn’t answer. Never the right answers…Chains. Blood, dripping blood, dripping from the whip. No food. Starving, starving, starving… Dirty water. Confinement. No light. Hitting, slapping, pushing and shoving. […]

Short Fiction

With My Korokoro Eyes IV

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“We can’t tell the King that,” the head of the servants told the already crying maid. “Search all the quarters and chambers, every nook and cranny and report back to me. Now!” he commanded. He paced from left to right. ‘What could have gone wrong?’ He thought to himself. He stood there waiting for the […]

Short Fiction

With My Korokoro Eyes III

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Mide walked around quietly the whole day. He carried out his chores without as much as a word to anyone. The events of the day had his whole head heavy with thoughts. He didn’t know who to confide in. Olokpa Chapman’s arrival in town should give him some comfort but it really didn’t. Baba Soji […]