Black boy joy, growing pains, and a (welcome) absence of Black trauma

Red Pitch: An ode to Black boyhood that shows the ambition, vulnerability and companionship of young Black boys growing up together on an estate in London

Review of Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

What can I say about this book? At first, I found it difficult to dive into. The passages felt fragmented and disconnected. It was only after reading that Nelson intended this novel to have the feel of an album that I was able to truly understand how cleverly and lyrically it had been written. NelsonContinue reading “Review of Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson”

Review of The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton was a book that I had absolutely no idea about before reading it, but absolutely could not put down once I started it.

Review of Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

Chapters 1-3 After reading only three chapters of Trick Mirror, by Jia Tolentino, I must say that it took every fibre of my being to avoid putting it down altogether or ceremoniously throwing it into a pile of books to donate and never return to, ever again. There are so many reasons why I dislikeContinue reading “Review of Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino”

Review of Having and Being Had by Eula Biss

I decided to pick up Eula Biss’ most recent book, Having and Being Had, because of the reviews I had seen of it I had seen online. I have recently become more interested in understanding more about homeownership and capitalism, two things I was assured by many of the reviews that I had seen onlineContinue reading “Review of Having and Being Had by Eula Biss”

Review of Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan

I recently picked up Exciting Times because I wanted a break from the plethora of novels I have waiting on my bookshelves, most of which touch on some aspect of racial trauma/black pain. Enter Exciting Times. This is a book that I had seen on a lot of “books to watch out for” lists lastContinue reading “Review of Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan”