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.
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
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.
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/
These are my top three fiction books of 2019. What are yours? Share in the comment section below.
4 thoughts on “Day 3 of #BOTY2019”
To be honest, I’ve not been one who reads much of our (African) own books but thanks for stirring up something in me.
I understand, been there too. I picked up on African literature last year, thanks to my workplace -African Writers Trust. Now. I can’t put them down. Welcome and hope you pick up soon on, African literature.
Would have loved to attend Nansubuga’s book reading will get myself a copy and am definitely reading stay with me, the secret lives of Baba Segi’s wives am scared of how much anger it may awaken in me.
I hope you get Manchester Happened, you will enjoy it. Nansubuga is crafty and it shows in her work.
You will be wowed by Stay With Me. About Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, you will laugh through it all. Trust me.
Tell me what your think once you read all three books.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi will be back next year to launch her new book, First Woman so you will get to see her.
Thank you for being here Anita ❤?