Eerie and atmospheric, Ghost Wall brings to the surface a teenager’s repressed resentment toward her patriarchal father.
In April I’ll continue to focus on reading LGBT fiction, while also starting to selectively make my way through the longlist of the Women’s Prize for Fiction.
This month I participated in Reading Ireland Month 2019 and read an eclectic bunch of LGBT novels, contemporary and classic.
A real decision makes one humble, one knows that it is at the mercy of more things than can be named.
—James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room
Forceful and harrowing, Freshwater follows a young Nigerian girl as she comes of age while contending with multiple personalities and prolonged trauma.
Far from an epic tale about battling kingdoms, Black Leopard, Red Wolf offers a nuanced portrayal of the intimate bond between the two eponymous queer Black heroes. Continue reading “on black leopard, red wolf”
My month of reading books in translation was surprisingly productive up until the middle of the month, when I fell ill at the same time as my plans to move cities in January fell apart. It took me a week to fully recover, which ate up a lot of my free time.