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FOR SIZAKELE, all-female love triangle about Nigerian-American who bonds with new friend over shared Africanness

The prose in For Sizakele by Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene is luscious yet easy to follow, and I read the entire book in one day because the characters captivated me so much. This is a book that glows with not only … Continue reading

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“The Summer We Got Free”: powerful family drama with queer themes

Holy shit. Okay, so maybe reading this book in one sitting, alone in my apartment, wasn’t such a smart idea. I’m a wimp and there was some pretty fucking powerful, heavy, HEAVY, I mean heavy like those magnets that make something tiny … Continue reading

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