31st July 2019 victoria

What a story, what a life! I listened to this book on Audible over several months. I really took my time to digest Michelle Obama’s life spoken in her own words and in her own voice. This woman is exceptional. She truly is sensational. Our world is a better place because of her – and I don’t say that lightly. “Becoming” is a book that must be experienced by every single person reading this review right now. On Thursday 2nd April 2009, I was a pupil at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (EGA) School and was fortunate enough to be one of…

1st June 2019 victoria

Now I got lucky with this book recommendation as it was the book chosen by BOTH my work book club and my social book club. Wonderful! I had never heard of the book until it was mentioned in both settings, but apparently it was already   garnering some popularity amongst the masses because its poster is plastered all over London’s underground. But then I wouldn’t have known that, because although a certified city ‘nine-to-five’er, I am amongst a minority of individuals lucky enough to be spared from the notorious Transport for London network affectionately referred to as The Tube. My job…

14th January 2019 victoria

 Absolutely brilliant!  Wow, I am lost for words. What a life and what a story! It’s no wonder Trevor Noah is the sensational person he is today. Incredible story, phenomenal story-telling. You cannot regret picking up this book.   Genius title. This is the autobiography of a mixed race man born during Apartheid in South Africa. Before I picked up the book, the only thing I knew of Trevor Noah is that the hosted a late night television show (The Daily Show) centred on news, I didn’t realise it was satire until I did a quick google search. I’m not…

14th January 2019 victoria

I’m slowly making my way through my ‘to-read’ list. And finally – albeit a year after I planned to read it – I got around to reading (listening) to Black Privilege by Charlamagne tha god. It was definitely entertaining, humorous and eye-opening. It was last summer that I read this book and sitting here typing this, if there’s one thing I will take away from the book, it is the rule of respecting everyone because you never know when the person you overlooked in a room is the same person you require the approval of. For me, I like the…

7th January 2019 victoria

This was one of those books that has been on my to-read list for a while. Published over half a century ago in 1958, this classic book has truly made a name for itself. It is a book that has been selected to be part of the curriculum for children in schools across Africa and the US. In short, the story follows a man, Okonkwo, and chronicles his life in the pre-colonial years of the late 19th century in South-east Nigeria, up until the arrival of the Europeans and Christianity. Through his eyes, we are exposed to a culture untainted…