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BOOK’D| CRYSTAL HANA KIM

BOOK’D| CRYSTAL HANA KIM

I stumbled upon IF YOU LEAVE ME by Crystal Hana Kim on one of those lists highlighting books to anticipate in 2018. In fact, I myself made one of such lists with Crystal’s book on it. I have to say, the cover, the fact that […]

BOOK’D| POETRA ASANTEWA

BOOK’D| POETRA ASANTEWA

Poetra Asantewa, as Ama Asantewa is known is a Ghanaian poet, writer and performing artist. She is an alumnus of the acclaimed Farafina Writing Workshop hosted by Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie. You can listen to her work here. In this interview, she discusses making reading […]

BOOK’D| SHARLENE TEO

BOOK’D| SHARLENE TEO

It was such a pleasure to interview Sharlene Teo, author of the novel, Ponti. Ponti “traces the suffocating tangle of the lives of four misfits, women who need each other as much as they need to find their own way”. But, before she was a […]

BOOK’D| ZAHRAH of BookShy

BOOK’D| ZAHRAH of BookShy

Zahrah of BookShy is a serious lover of African lit. Just check out her website BookShy. I honestly admire and am inspired by her book lists like this ambitious almost A-Z listing of African Kid Lit. She’s also a co-host of one of the most popping lit […]

BOOK’D| AUTUMN AND KENDRA OF READING WOMEN

BOOK’D| AUTUMN AND KENDRA OF READING WOMEN

Autumn and Kendra of reading women founded a website and podcast in which they discuss their adventures in reading (you guessed it) books by women. I stumbled upon their website somehow I cannot even remember right now and fell in love with their podcast! I’ve […]

BOOK’D| SHUBNUM KHAN

BOOK’D| SHUBNUM KHAN

Shubnum Khan is an author and artist I found via author Ayobami Adebayo. I’m also currently reading and enjoying her debut novel, Onion Tears about three generations of Muslim women living in South Africa. Onion Tears is suffused with loving and mouth watering descriptions of […]

BOOK’D| MEL & AKUA OF THE SANKOFA BOOK CLUB

BOOK’D| MEL & AKUA OF THE SANKOFA BOOK CLUB

Mel and Akua run The Sankofa Book Club and host the Podcast of the same name. Every month, they read a new book by an African author and discuss it on the podcast. I really liked this episode even though I hadn’t read the book […]

BOOK’D| MAE RESPICIO

BOOK’D| MAE RESPICIO

Mae Respicio’s debut novel, THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT (June 2018) is one of the most unique middle grade books I’ve read! With a heroine who is determined, at age twelve, to build her own little house, the book packs a punch. It also features […]

BOOK’D| ABENA aka BOOKWORMINGH

BOOK’D| ABENA aka BOOKWORMINGH

Abena aka bookwormingh (Bookworm in GH where GH stands for Ghana) is a PhD student, book blogger and booktuber whose reading habits I decided to probe. In this interview she talks about the weirdest place she’s ever read (and it IS weird!), why she stopped […]

BOOK’D: Àtọ́kẹ́

BOOK’D: Àtọ́kẹ́

Atoke is the author of +234 – An Awkward Guide to Being Nigerian. After reading her interview, I was honestly just ready to buy her book because she’s SO FUNNY! We talk everything from bonding with book characters, her obsession with chick lit and the HILARIOUS […]