A story about twins growing up, the change it brings, gaining independence, resilience and finding out who you while on a rescue mission in their ‘it’s not made up but real’ imaginary world.
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I hope that I was able to adequately convey my sentiments on this beautiful depiction of an universal human trait: the lies we tell to feel better about ourselves. It was a masterful insight into a realised person and wider community, truly a great read on so many levels.
The Thing Around Your Neck is a collection of short stories exploring the lives of Nigerians at home and abroad. Proving a touching, insightful, raw in places and agonising in others read.
An American Marriage is an exquisitely tender illustration of the complexity of marriage and family.
Beneath the humour there are serious themes at play, it deftly masks the undercurrent of distress that is revealed subtly throughout the novel to explain why Ayoola kills and Korede doesn’t condone but neither exposes her. It really gets to the heart of the sibling relationship – the expectation of what you should, could and must do for family.
I’ve invested more energy in this review than the book itself and that can’t be right
Reading Swan Song is an arduous task, not because it’s almost a thousand pages long, its post-apocalyptic setting or horror aspects but because it breaks your heart to experience the survivors journey in a destroyed world
Do we embrace our destiny, our very nature and define it for ourselves or does destiny control us? Are we like pollen in the wind directed against our will with no influence to bear? And if the latter then what next?
I have read this short novella untold times over the last twenty years give or take, and every time, even knowing the plot it still draws me in so I am on tenterhooks throughout: