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Sunday Reads

“To all the little girls out there,
we will set fire to this world
that steals your childhoods
and stops you from being
everything you want to be,
and build you a better one from the ashes,
the kind of world that treasures you
for all your powerful capabilities.”

– Nikita Gill, Women’s March 2018


Mini- December (Reading) Goal

So I recently had occasion to reflect on the past year and to start planning for 2018 and decided to close out the year by reading ten books until the end of coming February. SO here is my reading list (the ones struck off are already complete):

  1. Kintu – Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
  2. All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doer
  3. Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng
  4. Her Body and Other Parties – Carmen Maria Machado
  5. The Leavers – Lisa Ko
  6. Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
  7. A Column of Fire – Ken Follett
  8. Negroland: A Memoir – Margo Jefferson
  9. Dear Ijeawele or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  10. The Warmth of Other Suns – Isabel Wilkerson


  1. Their Eyes were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
  2. Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
  3. The Gene: An Intimate History – Siddhartha Mukherjee
  4. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Harari
  5. Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home – Sisonke Msimang

Belated: (Women-related) Sunday Reads


Another moment of Chimamanda beauty and awe-struckness

  • What am I doing with the privilege that I today so richly and abundantly enjoy? As an educated woman, a freely worshiping Christian, a friend?
  • Life is too precious to waste it not being authentic and choosing to downplay my real self so that others around me can feel content and happy in themselves. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
  • In closing, be an ally to a woman today! Look for a place to give back and share some of your life’s lessons honestly and as non-judgmentally as you possibly can dare to be.

Read Full Transcript here.

If I had children, I would make them listen to this repeatedly

Books I would recommend or reread annually ..

Ever read a book that had you feeling some type of way or that you caught yourself thinking about for days or even weeks and in some cases years later. Some that you even reread often and still feel the same way you did the first time round? Below, are some of those books for me:

  1. Middlesex – Jeffery Eugenides
  2. Plain Truth – Judi Picoult
  3. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khalid Hosseini
  4. Love in the time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  5. Wizard of the Crow – Ngugi wa Thiong’o
  6. Last Chance Saloon – Marian Keyes
  7. Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangaremba
  8. Americanah; Half of a Yellow Sun; Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda (she now only needs one name)
  9. We were the Mulvaneys – Joyce Carol Oates
  10. The Good Earth Trilogy – Pearl Buck
  11. East of Eden – John Steinbeck

What just does it for you?