Blame My Shelf Podcast with Naija Book Bae

Hi! I’m starting a podcast! *drumroll* If you can’t tell, I’m super excited to make this announcement, because this is something I’ve wanted to do for years, but I kept putting it off for one reason or the other. Back in November, October-November is when my body gets hot with tons of ideas, I just have to do, I started planning and, now I can comfortably say I’m ready to share the news with the world!

I really can’t wait to go on this journey with you all, it’s going to be an extension more or less of this blog, but just a different medium aka audio. So please tune in to get book reviews and recommendations, hear me chat about all things bookish and most importantly have fun! I promise you a good time and a way to unwind 😘

Listen now on your favourite Podcast platform!

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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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