Bite-size Review: From Pasta to Pigfoot | Frances Mensah Williams

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From Pasta to Pigfoot | Frances Mensah Williams

A fluid easy read with a bemusing touch on culture and romance. From Pasta to Pigfoot, presents a youthful narrative that grants deep questions of identity and self discovery a universal resonance. With a homely and nostalgic tone Frances Mensah Williams simultaneously arouses anger and compassion within her readers. Continue reading “Bite-size Review: From Pasta to Pigfoot | Frances Mensah Williams”

Bite-size Review: Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I must admit that before reading this novel I was originally sceptical due to my neutral fence against the ‘Chimamanda’ hype. Nonetheless, this book surprised me, and not just the good, gentle, ‘take your breath away’ kind of surprise, but the ‘oh-my-dear-God-did-she-really-just-write-this-I-can’t-believe-what-I’m-reading-somebody-slap-me-I’m-in-book-heaven’ kind of surprise. And I loved every moment – until the last quarter (we will come back to this). Americanah shares a story of two teenage lovers: Ifemelu and Obinze. Continue reading “Bite-size Review: Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”