I was completely captivated by She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore.

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Title – She Would Be King

Author – Wayétu Moore

Publication – July 1st, 2019.

Publisher – ONE

Genre – Historical Fiction

In the west African village of Lai, red-haired Gbessa is cursed at birth and exiled on suspicion of being a witch. Bitten by a viper and left for dead, she survives to discover a new life with a group of African American settlers in the colony of Monrovia.

Then Gbessa meets two extraordinary others; June Dey – a man of unusual strength, born into slavery on a plantation in Virginia – and Norman Aragon, the child of a white British coloniser and a Maroon slave from the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, who can fade from sight at will.

Soon all three realise that they are cursed – or perhaps, uniquely gifted. Together they protect the weak and vulnerable, but only Gbessa can salvage the tense relationship between the settlers and the indigenous tribes.

In her transcendent debut, Wayétu Moore illuminates the tumultuous roots of Liberia, blending history and magical realism in a profound tale of resistance and humanity.

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The One Where my Debut Novel Instantly Lands at #1!

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Not Just Another Interlude

Title – Not Just Another Interlude

Author – Lara T. Kareem

Publication – May 22nd, 2020.

Publisher – Love Africa Press

Genre – Contemporary Romance & New Adult Fiction

Sewa’s decision to steer her love life in the direction she wants instantly backfires, prompting her to halt her quest for love and focus on other more important things like getting a job. Fate has its own plan and puts her in the path of the man of her dreams, Jide.

Jide isn’t afraid to go after what he wants. Crossing Sewa’s path more than once, he doesn’t leave it up to chance because there is something special about her.

When their budding relationship suffers a huge blow, Jide will have to prove to Sewa that love is worth fighting for.

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Blogger Spotlight: The Artist Called Lia.

Once upon a time, there was a book blog called Lost in a Story that belonged to a wonderful woman called Lia. Lia had a welcoming personality and it was always wonderful interacting with her on the interweb, and even more so when she started sharing her graphic illustrations on the internet with us.

Over the years I have watched her art evolve from being simply marvellous to astounding, along the way Lost in a Story became a thing of the past and merged into what is now Sunflowers and Wonders which is a blog that encompasses the interests and personality of Lia.

Laura Harrier drawn by Lia

Aside from being an artist, Lia loves being crafty and more times than not is always turning clothes into designs of her choosing.

drawn by Lia

Like many of us readers, Lia is also a writer and created this wonderful cover for her story To Mica from the Stars, which has been in the making since 2018, it’s about a girl who wrote letters to an astronaut missing in space, and one day gets a letter back. Which she categorises has a mystery/coming of age/contemporary new adult story filled all things nerdy, conspiracies, family and growing up.

As of when this post was shared, Lia’s currently open to commissions, click here to checkout her art and rates. You can find also view more of her art by clicking on the buttons below.

Lia drew the art for this blog, when she just got started with illustrating and it’s a favour I appreciate, my next art is going to be from her, cause her glow up game is 100%

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All illustrations in the posts except from the flowers are drawn by Lia

Buried Beneath the Baobab by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, is a book everyone should read.

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Title – Buried Beneath the Baobab

Author – Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Publication – September 4th, 2018.

Publisher – Masobe Books

Genre – Faction, Young & Adult Fiction

On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls. Some managed to escape. Many are still missing. A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband—these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. A girl who works hard in school and to help her family. A girl with a future as bright as live coals in the dark. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone—her mother, her five brothers, her best friend, her teachers—can see that these dreams aren’t too far out of reach. Even if the voices on Papa’s radio tell more fearful news than tales to tell by moonlight.

But the girl’s dreams turn to nightmares when her village is attacked by Boko Haram, a terrorist group, in the middle of the night. Kidnapped, she is taken with other girls and women into the forest where she is forced to follow her captors’ radical beliefs and watch as her best friend slowly accepts everything she’s been told. Still, the girl defends her existence. As impossible as escape may seem, her life—her future—is hers to fight for.

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MY COVER FOR MY DEBUT BOOK IS HERE! LOOK AT THE BEAUTY!

Not Just Another Interlude

About the Book

Sewa’s decision to steer her love life in the direction she wants instantly backfires, prompting her to halt her quest for love and focus on other more important things like getting a job. Fate has its own plan and puts her in the path of the man of her dreams, Jide.

Jide isn’t afraid to go after what he wants. Crossing Sewa’s path more than once, he doesn’t leave it up to chance because there is something special about her.

When their budding relationship suffers a huge blow, Jide will have to prove that love is worth fighting for, to Sewa.

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