Books are often a reflection of an author's experience; you could hear Igharo's voice come through her characters as they addressed different struggles they faced as human beings and also as people of color. I found her ability to create a social discourse around race, in what I would have assumed to be a simple and fluffy read, tasteful, thoughtful, and skilled.
Book Review: When We Were Birds
Both a ghost story and a love story, this tale opens your eyes to modern takes on folklore while reminding you that generational guilt and familial responsibility are alive and well in every culture.
Book Review: Chicago
For a man that only allegedly spent a year in Chicago, Brian Doyle understands the city's juxtaposition that has kept me enticed with this town even after three years.
Book Review: Americanah
I drank this novel up like an ice cold glass of water, dousing myself in the humbling truth that I still have a lot to learn when it comes to race in America.
Book Review: The Irish Princess
This find proves you should sometimes pick a book by its cover.