Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? Review and Interview

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Book Review Yinka, Where is your Huzband? is such a delightful read! Set in South London, Yinka is a woman in her 30s who is still unmarried. Her British-Nigerian family is constantly asking about the whereabouts of her huzband, even going to such lengths as to praying publicly for her toContinue reading “Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? Review and Interview”

Anticipated Books for April 2022

Spring has sprung! Trying to avoid all the pollen in the air by staying in and reading books. April is also Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We need to believe the survivors in our lives and work to prevent violence in our communities. Here is my Believe Black Women book list to get you started byContinue reading “Anticipated Books for April 2022”

“Other Black Girls” and Racism in the Workplace

As first posted on The Inclusion Solution The book The Other Black Girl by Zakiyah Harris has mixed reviews. In one camp, people call it a slow read, even boring, unworthy of the classification “thriller.” Many of these negative reviews I have seen from Black women. When someone says “mixed reviews,” it is usually a lot ofContinue reading ““Other Black Girls” and Racism in the Workplace”

Book Recommendations: Believe Black Women

Happy Women’s History Month! I wanted to take the time and highlight some instrumental books written by Black women about their experiences with trauma and triumph. Black women are disproportionately affected by sexual and intimate partner violence. There are low rates of reporting to the police. Many times we suffer in silence. These are ourContinue reading “Book Recommendations: Believe Black Women”

Book Review: Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo

As first posted in feministbookclub.com I went back and forth about whether I thought Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo was cliché or original. At the end of the day, I decided that it was ironically cliché and very original. I loved it. Love or Family? Ties That Tether is about a woman, Azere, devoted to her NigerianContinue reading “Book Review: Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo”

Stacey Abrams: Put Some Respect on Her Name

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Stacey Abrams, the Queen of our times! You may know of Stacey Abrams as one of the gubernatorial candidates for Georgia back in 2018. She came to fame because she was the first Black woman to run in the state. She refused to concede and accused Brian Kemp of flagrantContinue reading “Stacey Abrams: Put Some Respect on Her Name”

Carefree Black Girls: A Book Review

As first posted on feministbookclub.com I have been following Zeba Blay’s writing on Huff post for a really long time. Her writing challenges me and validates me every single time. Needless to say, I was stoked when I saw she wrote a book called Carefree Black Girls: A Celebration of Black Women in Popular Culture. And she didContinue reading “Carefree Black Girls: A Book Review”

Interracial Relationships in Books

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Talia Hibbert writes amazing romance novels. Every time I read one, I am left feeling flushed. They have everything I need in a romance novel. Black women trying to figure out the world. Beautiful men. And very sexy scenes. But there is something seriously lacking for me: the nuance aroundContinue reading “Interracial Relationships in Books”

Anticipated Books for March 2022

Happy Women’s History Month! This month is all about looking at the badass women, femmes, and gender nonconforming folks from history making moves 😎 While most of the books on this list are by women, there is a book buy a dude that looked so good, I had to sneak it on here. For moreContinue reading “Anticipated Books for March 2022”

Book Review: Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Déjà vu As I was reading Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson, I had an overwhelming sense of déjà vu. An all-powerful and dearly beloved R&B singer who has his sights on fresh, under-aged, talent? One with a dark side and who likes power and control? Seems a lot like the whole docuseries Surviving R. Kelly toContinue reading “Book Review: Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson”