Take a seat, kick back and relax with a cup of hot coffee, tea, cocoa,whatever tickles your ...fancy, and join AG as we uncover a new and interesting read every month.
Time doesn’t always allow for a lot of reading these days. So when I do sit down to read, the book must be worth my while. This means it should be captivating and gripping. You know, the kind of book you want to read while you're crossing the street or stirring the stew on the stove. I must come away from the read having learned something fascinating or valuable. It helps if it makes me laugh a lot too. The following are books I read this year (two of the books on the list were read in December 2010, but they are still worth mentioning because they deserve to be on this list) that left a lasting impression.
1) I Do Not Come to You By Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
2) On Black Sister’s Street by Chika Unigwe
3) Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
4) Discretion by Elizabeth Nunez
5) African Women Writing Resistance An Anthology
6) Powder Necklace by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond
7) Love at Dawn by Lara Daniels
8) A Love Rekindled by Myne Whitman
9) Lioness Arising by Lisa Bevere
10) Desert Dawn by Waris Dirie
Pick up a copy of any of these if you haven't yet.
11) The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
Afrikan Goddess' Review Grades and What they Mean
A Must Read = Loved it!
Ayaan Hirsi Ali opens wide the pages of her life and, in doing so, gives outsiders a look into a life that is confusing, encouraging, daring and enlightening all at once. It is a book everyone must read. Read Review»
I read through lunch, read while crossing the street, read on the train, on the bus, through dinner and through the night even as a stack of articles waited to be edited. Yes, Powder Necklace is that good! Read the Review»
Other Titles on AG's Book Shelf!
I Do Not Come to You By Chance
My God Even in the Last Minute
The Thing Around Your Neck
On Black Sister's Street
The Only Way is Up
A Heart to Mend
As First Published in the New Yorker!
A female passenger starts to scream in the molue, or you-beat-me-i-beat-you bus, in front of my battered red Volkswagen Beetle, introducing another ripple of confusion into the midmorning Lagos traffic. She jumps out. Squatting by the roadside, she tilts her head so that the blood dripping from her torn ear won't soil her yellow onyonyo dress. Read Story»
The story that won her a spot on New York Magazine's 20 under 40 fiction. She makes us so proud!
The woman, a stranger, was looking at me. In the glare of the hot afternoon, in the swirl of motorcycles and hawkers, she was looking down at me from the back seat of her jeep. Her stare was too direct, not sufficiently vacant.…Read More
This Child Will be Great
Author: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
The Final Come Down Came
Author: Michael Egbejumi-David