A review- The Polygamist

Author: Sue NyathiCover rating:3/5Overall rating:4/5Themes: love, sexual gender-based violence, family, lies, betrayal, HIV and AIDS, women empowerment SummaryThe Polygamist is a story about Jonasi (the polygamist) and his four wives which are Joyce, Matipa, Lindani and Essie. Joyce decides to get married to Jonasi even though he doesn’t have a lot of money and JoyceContinue reading “A review- The Polygamist”

A review- We need new names

Author: NoViolet Bulawayo Cover rating: 3/5Overall rating:4.5/5Themes: Family, poverty, friendship, culture shock, identity, religion, abuse, mental health, identify Summary: Darling is the narrator of We need new names and the story is divided into two parts *Living in Paradise*Living in America ParadiseDarling lives in Paradise with her mother and she befriends  Godknows, Bastard, Sbho, StinaContinue reading “A review- We need new names”

A review-Life will humble you

Author: Audrey N ChirenjeCover rating: 3/5Overall rating:4/5Themes: culture, love, religion, support system Summary: Life will humble is a love story about Ronda and Ricardo affectionately known as Riko. Ronda’s life takes a 360° turn when she is kicked out of her matrimonial home because she fails to conceive. When Ronda is trying to get backContinue reading “A review-Life will humble you”

A book review-The secret lives of Baba Segi’s wives

Author: Lola ShoneyinCover rating: 3/50verall rating:4.8/5 Themes: polygamy, secrets, security, family, impotence, societal expectations SummaryThe book is a hilarious piece and it tells the story of Baba Segi and his four wives. The author introduces the four wives and learn or understand how they ended up being in Baba Segi’s household. The reasons include societalContinue reading “A book review-The secret lives of Baba Segi’s wives”

A book review -Mess

Happy new month my readers, I wish you nothing but good health, achievements and happiness. Author: Dudu Busani-DubeCover rating:4/5Overall rating:4.9/5 Themes: Mental health, family, support system, death, trauma, suicide, therapy Summary: Mess is the fifth book of the Hlomu series. I cried myself to sleep when I finished reading the book because my heart wasContinue reading “A book review -Mess”

WinterABC2021 Day 22- Homecoming (Part 2)

Day 22/22 is the last day of the WinterABC2021 and I am proud of everyone who decided to take part. I never thought I would come this far but here I am. I am thankful for the friends I have made, the lessons I have learnt and for my lovely readers who have taken thisContinue reading “WinterABC2021 Day 22- Homecoming (Part 2)”

WinterABC2021 Day 21: Homecoming (Part 1)

A man is lying on his bed starring at the window. Some people are crying whereas others are groaning in pain. Madzudzo is wearing grey pyjamas, a woollen hat and a pair of thick stockings. One would wonder why this man is punishing himself with the high temperatures experienced in the Lowveld of Zimbabwe duringContinue reading “WinterABC2021 Day 21: Homecoming (Part 1)”

WinterABC2021 Day 20 – Bhudhi Farai

  Welcome to the storytelling week, my readers😊. This month has been exciting and I am happy that I decided to take part in the AfroBloggers Winter Challenge 2021. When Mhai (mother) opened the front gate a part of my heart sank and a part of it was beating like an African drum. He hadContinue reading “WinterABC2021 Day 20 – Bhudhi Farai”

WinterABC2021 Day 18-The Journey to motherhood

When I was in high school I believed that the masungiro practice was about tying a pregnant woman and a goat on the same tree. I was angry because I believed that my Shona culture ill-treated an expectant mother. When I visited my grandmother during the holidays and l was researching about one cultural practiceContinue reading “WinterABC2021 Day 18-The Journey to motherhood”

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