I. Iyi-Eweka Chou
K. W. Kgositsile
Daniel P. Kunene
Ryan Eric Lamb
Sarah L. Manyika
Martin A. Ramos
S. D. Partington
Marcia Lynx Qualey
Marilyn H. Mills
John Stephen Rae
Ositelu was born in London to Nigerian and Ghanaian parents.
She is a freelance arts and culture journalist based in London,
and a newly-qualified solicitor.
In African Writing:
Precious: A True Story 11 (Review)
The story of interracial fostering in the 1970s and 1980s would be a familiar one to the many West African children temporarily left in the care of English families whilst their parents completed their studies or financially established themselves. In that sense Anita-Precious Williams’ childhood was not unique. Yet there is a place on book shelves for this compelling memoir because Anita’s experience was different from many others: her mother, Elizabeth could never make up her mind if she wanted her daughter back or not. Precious is a heartbreaking tale of a young woman trying not only to find her place in the world but also a way into her birth mother’s reluctant heart.
Second Book Syndrome 11 (Review)
I am thinking of coining a new literary phrase, assuming one is necessary, to refer to those authors whose follow-up novels do not live up to the promise of their debuts; underwhelming-second-book-syndrome. Anticlimactic second novels are nothing new. I even have a friend who is generally wary of any follow-ups, preferring others to test the waters and see if personal recommendations are forthcoming. I have developed a healthy scepticism of second novels myself...
Diana Evans, The Wonder 9 (Review)
Helen Oyeyemi, A Return to Form 8 (Review)
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