Kinew, Wab. “The Reason You Walk”

While many literary critics would argue that “The Reason You Walk” is not eloquently written, and lacks the common appeal for literature- I beg to differ. We cannot put a value to a book simply by the choice of words its author chose; true value comes from the story it teaches. This book holds the Read More…

Whitehead, Colson. “The Underground Railroad”

“In death the negro became a human being. Only then was he the white man’s equal.” History is challenged and ripped apart by Colson Whitehead’s novel “The Underground Railroad.” To me, these three words combined represented a tight-knit community who offer a safe passage to the North. It represented a community who genuinely cared for Read More…

Bennett, Brit. “The Mothers”

Brit Bennett definitely stirs the pot of modern day literature with her FIRST novel-No, Scratch that – she attempts to make a Giant Splash! A Giant Splash is exactly what she did with “The Mothers”. Literary nerds- myself included- are raving about this new piece!  She even made it on CBC Book’s BEST Books of Read More…

John, Elnathan “Born on a Tuesday”

Wow! No escaping reality with this great book, “Born on a Tuesday”!  Elnathan John has demonstrated his talent in story telling- a talent you become aware of, as soon as you find yourself empathizing with his protagonist, Dantala Ahmad.  John opens the door to an uncomfortable conversation of North Nigeria. This is a novel that introduces Read More…

Gyasi, Yaa “HomeGoing”

“HomeGoing” (ISBN: 9780385686136) is one of those rare books that stay “New”; so, it is hard to believe it is Yaa Gyasi’s FIRST Book! Don’t let the language fool you- it is not a light read- but it IS a Worthy Read! Through 300 pages, Gyasi has managed to create a number of vivid characters who span through Read More…