Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah is definitely one of my favourites ever. It narrates the story of a Nigerian girl, Ifemulu, and her life in Nigeria, up until she has the opportunity to move to the United States. There, Ifemulu, discovers that she is Black. She discovers that the way she looks will influence people's perceptions, on her, such … Continue reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Born A Crime

Born A Crime is a book written in 2016 by the South African comedian and current host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah. It narrates his childhood under and after apartheid, as he was literally born a crime - from a South African mother and a Swiss-German father, which was illegal at the time. This … Continue reading Born A Crime

A Long Walk to Freedom – Nelson Mandela

This book is a must for anyone interested in South African history - and more specifically, apartheid. The period of apartheid (1948-1991) was a dark time in the South African history, marked by openly racist policies towards 'coloured people'. This autobiography traces back the story of Rolihlahla 'Madiba' Nelson Mandela, from his birth in a … Continue reading A Long Walk to Freedom – Nelson Mandela

France: The Abuses Under the State of Emergency

13 November 2015. France discovers with utter disbelief that terrorism is no longer restricted to citizens from countries far, far way. It is now striking in Europe. The state of emergency declared by then-President Hollande following the Paris attacks seemed to be the most adequate solution to ensure the citizens' safety - while  benefiting from much- … Continue reading France: The Abuses Under the State of Emergency