• Books

    ‘NDOA’ Spotlight: Edwige-Renée Dro

    After the very soft launch of ‘NDOA spotlight’, I’m glad to announce that it’s officially back! *hold for applause* NDOA spotlight will be a regular, ongoing series, where I’ll be discussing the contributions to the amazing New Daughters of Africa anthology. You can read more about this in my previous, introductory post. The piece I’m discussing today is the short story Courage Became Her Friend by Edwige-Renée Dro. A bit about the author Dro is an Ivorian writer, translator and literary activist. Her bio says that she worked in England for more than 10 years before returning to Abidjan, the…

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    ‘New Daughters of Africa’ Spotlight: Diana Ferrus

    Throughout Black History Month and beyond, I’ll be posting about the contributors to the New Daughters of Africa anthology, edited by Margaret Busby. This amazing book was released earlier this year, and is a collection of over 200 female authors…

  • Travel

    Three Days in Florence!

    Can you believe how summertime is flying by? Since we’re still in holiday season, I felt like finally doing a bit of travel writing – earlier this year, I went to Florence by myself on a whim in March, so…

  • Faith

    Remember Me

    I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t spend much time thinking about communion – I’ve been a Christian for somewhere around 10 years, which means I’ve taken it hundreds of times in life. It’s something that many churches…

  • Books

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    After watching this year’s film adaptation of James Baldwin’s  If Beale Street Could Talk , I knew I had to get hold of the book. I’m completely new to Baldwin’s works, so had no clue what I was in for…

  • Faith

    Living Your Best Life?

    ‘The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’ John 10:10 New International Version (NIV) This is one of the more widely used quotes from…

  • Books

    Andrea Levy, In Memoriam

    The ‘Black British Female Fiction Author’ is an enigmatic figure. I just tried to count them myself without Google – I only needed my left hand. With more effort and time, I could maybe use two. I remember as a…