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The White Tiger – A Review

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I came across The White Tiger in my aunty house and knew I would have to read it quickly. I’m not a huge fan of borrowing books, so I would need to finish it in the course of my stay. Fortunately, it was a compelling book and so finishing it in a matter of days proved easier than I had anticipated. The title, The White Tiger, triggered my curiosity. After all, I knew it wasn’t a tale...

A Review of Mr and Mrs Doctor

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I was given Mr. and Mrs. Doctor by a friend, which was nice because I am rarely given books. You would think I would be given books often, as I am clearly a book lover, but nooooo. Anyway, my friend clearly appreciated the novel and wanted me to share in his joy. The title of the book, I believe, is very apt. It perfectly encapsulates one of the themes but it also captures the Nigerian obsession...

Review of Stay with Me

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Stay with Me was recommended to me and so I purchased it and settled down to read it. I read it in one night. From the first page, I appreciated that Stay with Me was just my type of book. The phrase ‘page turner’ has always meant for me – a book that packs a punch with every page – and that is Adebayo’s book. So let’s delve in. First of all, the title. I love it. I don’t want to give any...

Sixty Percent of a True Story – A Review

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‘Everything is not about book here.’ This is the first book that I’ll be reviewing, whose author I met beforehand. Met but didn’t really know. Now after reading the book, I look at him with a side eye. If this book were fictional, I probably wouldn’t have that reaction, but seeing as it’s a memoir… Sixty Percent of a True Story is Osisiye Tafa’s debut novel and it is an excellent start to what is...

Chasing Facades – A Review

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So I read Chasing Facades in a bit of a rush. I read it to review it which is rare for me and I think it took a little bit of the pleasure out of it. Hopefully I won’t be doing that again. Let’s begin with the title – Chasing Facades. I love the title. It does exactly what it is supposed to do – incite suggestions of action, mystery, thrills, lies, all the things that a good detective story...

A Tailor-Made Romance – A Review

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The imprint Ankara Press was launched on Valentine’s Day this year along with six books to quench our thirst. I am surprised it took me this long to purchase what appears to be Nigeria’s very own Mills and Boons. A Tailor-made Romance is the first of the Ankara Press books that I purchased and downloaded. I started reading the novel at around 1pm and was done by 7pm. Bear in mind that it was a...

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives – A Review

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So I’ve read The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives for the second time round and I think I was even more impressed this time. I read the novel again because I wanted to review it and the novel was no longer fresh in my mind, it may have been a year since I read it, so I took it from my shelf, dusted it and gave it another go. As usual, I’ll start off with the title. I have mixed feelings about...

Forgive Me – A Review

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Fuel scarcity is a very real and rather startling phenomenon here in Nigeria. Last Saturday, I decided it was time to join the queue for fuel. In preparation for what was undoubtedly going to be an hour plus wait, I bought myself snacks and three novels; one of the novels was Forgive Me by Lesley Pearse. As titles go, Forgive Me is certainly alluring. There is the promise of tragedy, of mystery...

It’s The Little Things – A Review

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It’s The Little Things By Erica James I bought this book as a birthday present for my sister, because I have realised these are the sorts of stories she liked. However, as fate would have it, I ended up reading it first (No, I am not one of those people who buy things for people so that they can make use of it themselves; at least I am not usually this way), and I am now thoroughly...

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