Malaka Grant

Malaka was born in Accra, Ghana, to an African-American mother and Ghanaian father. Her experiences growing up and viewing the world through the clouded lens of a “hybrid Ghanaian” girl child helped her to appreciate and analyze the unique struggles that women of all races and ethnicities must overcome within the confines of their culture. Her... Continue Reading →

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The Daughters Of Swallows by Malaka Grant

I am loving Ghana very much these days. Honestly, all the Ghanaian authors I have read so far have just wowed me. But then again, most of these authors are living out of Ghana, so do I attribute this success to Ghana or to the particular individual? In any case, I did love this novel so much... Continue Reading →

Blunted on Reality by Chinedu Achebe

This author has no relationship whatsoever with Chinua Achebe, apart from the fact that they hailed from the same Nigeria. I was updating my goodreads.com profile the other day, when one of my connections remarked that she was not aware that Chinua Achebe wrote a book titled "Blunted on Reality". And of course, she was right, he did... Continue Reading →

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

2013 is a defining year in my "reading life". Why is that? Because in 2013, plenty of books are about immigrants – first and second generation.  I have been wondering for quite some time now, when we will get past writing about colonialism, neo-colonialism and write more about the daily lives of  Diaspora's people or... Continue Reading →

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