2019 in Review

Twenty-nineteen was the year for me to relax while also achieving my goals. I completed more than half of my 2019 goals in the first half and I’m so proud of myself. I didn’t write a single monthly wrap-up this year because I decided to be more relaxed even though I still took literary reviews and reading seriously. I am a Literary Blogger, Bookstagrammer & Booktuber. Let’s get right into the highlights of my last year in this decade.Read More »

Attending a Book Picnic!

Have you ever wondered how the name Picnic came to be? Me neither until right now as I was writing this post, I guess afterwards I will google the origins and sate my curiosity.

On the 8th of December, 2019 I was invited for a Book Picnic, organised by one of my countries leading bookstore Roving Heights, I even got a special invitation because they noticed how I try to give back and encourage reading with my spaces on the internet, as well as my recommendations to their store.

I had nothing better to do, well I had work to do and was healing from an ailment but I preferred hanging out with bookish people, so of course, I got dressed and was on my way.Read More »

A Gift Guide for Book Lovers

I put together this guide for my Bookish Species Newsletter. This list is providing you with a perfect gift guide for getting gifts that will be 100% appreciated by bookworms (especially those in Nigeria) even more so because all vendors are local!

This guide is perfect for all occasions…Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Birthdays etc. Whatever it won’t hurt to add an item, two or all when buying gifts for that special somebody.

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Book Review: Manchester Happened by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

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Title – Manchester Happened

Author – Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Publication – May 23rd, 2019.

Publisher – One World Publications

Genre – Short Story Collection & Ugandan Fiction

An ambitious and assured collection of short stories from the internationally acclaimed author of Kintu

If there’s one thing the characters in Jennifer Makumbi’s stories know, it’s how to field a question.

‘Let me buy you a cup of tea… what are you doing in England?’

‘Do these children of yours speak any Luganda?’

‘Did you know that man Idi Amin?’

But perhaps the most difficult question of all is the one they ask themselves: ‘You mean this is England?’

Told with empathy, humour and compassion, these vibrant, kaleidoscopic stories re-imagine the journey of Ugandans who choose to make England their home. Weaving between Manchester and Kampala, this dazzling, polyphonic collection will captivate anyone who has ever wondered what it means to truly belong.

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