Here's another Cassava Republic published book to check out. We follow this coming of age novel back dropped with the development of Islamic extremism that brews and horribly effects the main character Ahmad and everyone in this northern Nigerian village. Beautifully orchestrated and a must read for an authentic depiction of these troubled times. The author Elnathan John is one to look out for because I'm sure you'll be hearing a lot about him.
Reading with dinner! This is a much better picture of this book's pretty color. I'm having spaghetti carbonara. Not the best pair with this Nigerian book but it's delicious! 🍝
My next book for #biblioweekend! The book picture is terrible but this was mostly an excuse to show off the beautiful sunset I'm currently witnessing while reading outside on my balcony. The cover of the book is peachy red so it blends in with the sky. 🌅
Looking forward to this—it's about a Nigerian boy who lives with a street gang who is paid by a local political party to cause trouble & gets wrapped up in religious & political extremism. 🚶🏿
Slightly belated #TBRTuesday: Indie Press Edition. Decided to pick up some indie press titles from the library this week. There's a few great looking translated books in here, too. First up is Moods by Yoel Hoffman, an experimental novel/memoir written in 191 different anecdotes. 📚 #WNDB
Just read an interview with Elnathan John by Leila Aboulela on Lithub and am really excited to check out this story of a Nigerian boy.