Day 11 of #BOTY2019: Purchase

Dear readers,

I must confess,I woke up with little energy for writing, simply because I feel lazy. Not sure where to place the blame,I will go with Christmas mood.My body is ready to rest for a while.

My best purchase is no brainer-books. I have added a number of titles to my African authors book collection.

Second best purchase,tees from Hweza Creations. I love tees with words, and Hweza Creations gets me. Read about Hweza Creations –https://rachealkizza.wordpress.com/2019/11/22/my-friends-hustles-part-1/

 

 

What has been your best purchase this year?

 

 

Day 3 of #BOTY2019

Books never get old.I have done more reading than movie watching this year.I`m spoilt for choice on which book to list here. Here are my top three because we are on day 3 of #BOTY2019.

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

This book begs you to read it and when you do,you thank yourself for it. It spins a tale like no other. A tale of love & betrayal,infidelity,infertility and sex. I like how African authors are speaking about sex and infertility- topics that were considered taboo.They are bringing them to the table and subtly demanding a discussion.

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The Secret Lives of Baba Segi`s Wives by Lola Shoneyin

Lola Shoneyin writes a bold, audacious,witty and scandalous book. It highlights family drama,sexual politics between Baba Segi and his wives; fertility and how men also have issues that need to be addressed, before the blame for not having children`s shifted to the women. This book shakes tables of the elders.lol

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Manchester Happened by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Jennifer helps me understand the hardships of Ugandans in the UK. I thought that people who traveled to the UK or USA had it easy,they made more money and were supposed to send support to the relatives back at home. The book paints a picture of what Ugandans go through just to make ends meet and appease the relatives back home.The book gives you home (Uganda) and UK in a few pages.

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The book is available at African Writers Trust. Call Mark Akampurira on 0785 685909 for a copy.

PS: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is in town and will be have a book reading  at Goethe Zentrum on Friday,6th December 2019. Check out event on Facebook-https://web.facebook.com/events/488034021808209/

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These are my top three fiction books of 2019. What are yours? Share in the comment section below.

 

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