Literary Life: February & March in Review

I’ve taken a break from blogging, that I’ve broken due to a delightfully rejuvenating week off, and will probably reinstate until I’ve moved at the end of April. It was becoming something I felt I had to do, rather than something I was enjoying. I’m hoping once I’m settled in my new place I’ll be able to get back into the groove. February and March were full of dinners and brunches, but not much in ………

Over at Shiny New Books: The Witchfinder’s Sister

The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown. “Akin’s father has died and Yejide is coming home. Set against a backdrop of political turmoil, Stay With Me is a powerful commentary on motherhood, love, grief, tradition and culture in Nigeria during the 80s and 90s. Flitting between past and present, the novel follows protagonist Yejide and her husband Akin as their marriage progresses towards an inevitable parting. While love brought them together, it also pulls them apart ………

Over at Shiny New Books: Stay With Me

“Akin’s father has died and Yejide is coming home. Set against a backdrop of political turmoil, Stay With Me is a powerful commentary on motherhood, love, grief, tradition and culture in Nigeria during the 80s and 90s. Flitting between past and present, the novel follows protagonist Yejide and her husband Akin as their marriage progresses towards an inevitable parting. While love brought them together, it also pulls them apart as Akin goes to various lengths ………

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

Some of my fondest memories of being a child are when my dad read to my sister and me before bed. I couldn’t list most of the stories, I don’t remember all of them, but whenever I remember these moments I think of C. S. Lewis. From The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe onwards my Dad read us every book (until it came to The Magician’s Nephew, which I read myself) the books are so ………