I’ve been reading for as long as I can remember and I thought to share some of my favourite reads. Sidenote, this is the hardest list I have ever had to come up with so let’s see what I finally settled on.
5. Nervous Conditions-Tsitsi Dangarembga
I think this book was way ahead of its time. It addressed a lot of issues then that people are starting to pay attention to now. Toxic family members, mental health, body image, identity crises. It remains in my opinion one of the best pieces of literature to come out of Zimbabwe.
4. Half of A Yellow Sun- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
You didn’t think you’d get to the end of this list without a Chimamanda reference. Also I am always a sucker for twins who have absolutely nothing in common. Add in a civil war and you have my full attention. Sidenote: I don’t think the movie was necessary. The book was way better.
3. The Half Brothers- Davis Sebukima
I was in primary school when I read this book (my dad has this thing of making me read books that he was reading so..thanks sir) . It’s a beautiful work of art about sibling rivalry that goes way too far.
2. The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives- Lola Shoneyin
I think this was the last fiction book I read and I am still blown. Its basically about a man and his four wives. Each of them has her own secrets and the best part is the story is told from the perspectives of all the wives-and the husband too.
1. To Kill A Mocking Bird- Harper Lee
If I said it once, I have said it a million times. To Kill A Mockind Bird is the most beautiful book ever written. It explores injustice and right and wrong and one day I may dedicate a post to why I think Atticus Finch was a good man but a terrible father.
-No Longer At Ease- Chinua Achebe (Better than Anthills of the Savannah, I said what I said).
-Purple Hibiscus-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
-The Curse of Red Bottom Heels- Fikile Babes Barbabos #Bff Nyathi and Ndabezinhle Mpofu (Please go buy the book)
-On The Street Where You Live- Mary Higgins Clark