All posts tagged: Akwaeke Emezi

Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

Thank you so much to Bree over at the In Love & Words. This is my first blog meme so I am super pumped to share some information with you guys. What is the Sunshine Blogger Award The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community. How Does it Work? Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog. Bree’s Questions What is your all-time favorite romance novel? I actually don’t read romance novels…so I guess Twilight since it was the last thing I read with a MAJOR romance plot. I am totally open to suggestions though! I do need to diversify my genres. Is there a certain book that launched your love of reading? Which …

Must-Read Book: February

The Stats Title: Freshwater Author: Akwaeke Emezi Publisher: Grove Press (February 13, 2018) Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Contemporary Fiction, African Fiction Trigger Warnings: Sexual Assault, Self Harm, Suicidal ideation I pre-ordered this novel on Amazon and, by some magic, ended up getting an early copy. All opinions are my own. The Synopsis The Ada, the protagonist, was prayed into existence by her parents. However, her birth was not what they were hoping for. A troubled child, The Ada was prone to violent fits. As it turned out, The Ada was born with a connection to “the other side”, causing multiple selves to develop inside her. When she moves to the United States for university, and experiences a life-shattering event, her “selves” create a distant identity as a means to “protect her”. Now more powerful than they had been growing up, The Ada begins to lose sight of who she was in Nigeria. It isn’t long until Ada’s life begins to spiral out of control. Why this should be the one book you read in February? Akwaeke Emezi’s debut …