• Book Review

    Sisters’ Entrance

    Warnings: Violence, Racism, Islamophobia, Trauma My Thoughts I’ve struggled to gather my thoughts on this collection, I was just so blown away and overwhelmed by the emotions elicited by this book. The poetry collected here comes from a very personal place for the author, who is a Sudanese refugee that survived the war and genocide in Darfur. Some poems were heavy and spoke of her traumatic experiences such as in People Like Us and The Bride. Others, like Why I Haven’t Told You Yet, were more light-hearted but still carry a strong message. All of these poems pulled together shape the author, her family, her experiences, and her outlook on…

  • Book Review

    Treasure

    Warnings: Violence My Thoughts Treasure is just that, a treasure! A darkly funny Nigerian satire and thriller, it delves into the glamorous world of social media and influencer culture. Treasure is single-minded in building her follower count as a form of validation, playing into a misguided fantasy of celebrity stardom. Her narrative is dizzying, detailing every small detail of building her online persona to present herself as a #queen. @Sho4Sure is an everyday SIMP, thrilled at the opportunity to meet gorgeous women through social media. He feels a connection through her pictures, and constantly follows her posts. He is deeply misogynistic, a “traditional” Nigerian man that feels entitled to Treasure’s…