Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Since I finished this book, I've been pondering how possibly to review it, because this is one of those novels that defies a review. I don't even know where to start. I can't say I liked it, or especially enjoyed reading it, but I respected it. This is what I keep coming back to: as... Continue Reading →

This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jerkins

This Will Be My Undoing is a powerful blend of memoir, cultural critique, self-reflection, and celebration. Jerkins explores the experience of black girlhood and womanhood through a kaleidoscope of lenses. She writes frankly about sex, relationships, and dating, and the intersection of blackness and womanhood and sexuality. She writes eloquently about the various spaces she's... Continue Reading →

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

This book was beautiful and haunting from page one. I was completely drawn in by the writing, which was lush and intimate, at times dreamlike, and which grew and blossomed as the story unfurled.┬áThe whole book was internal and visceral. When I finished it, it felt like coming out of a deep well. I am... Continue Reading →

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