Happy New Year loves. It’s a new year which means new books (obviously), New resolutions and basically a whole new season to slay (do we still use slay in 2017?) It’s only been 3 days of 2017 but I’m so happy at all the positivity I’m seeing on social media. Everyone has that “nothing can … More New Year, New Books.
Disappearing Acts First let me start this off with how bad I am at this regular blogging thing, and apologize for the lengthy, unplanned and unannounced hiatus. I don’t want to make promises about doing better because nothing is as painful as broken promises. I do want to say, I have missed this space so … More Book Review: Things Unseen
I am both humbled and excited- mostly excited, like giddy smiles excited, to review this book. It’s launching on Friday but strugglingbookworm had the pleasure of reading and reviewing it first. It’s by my poetry family over at Poetritis Nirvana. This is a poetry collective by Valentine Tusai who keeps bringing Africa’s writers together with … More Frabjous Fling- Book Review
I’m a very sentimental person. I hold on to things; people, memories, receipts, candy wrappers, journals, torn shirts (mama hates this particularly). Some see this as a vice. I don’t. I love that I love a lot, that I like to remember things and details and first meetings and smells and the like. My friend … More Of poems and nostalgia
This is apparently my 100th post. I didn’t forget to post on Friday or yesterday. I am having a rather emotional weekend. So i decided to go over the emotions and get over things before coming on here. Anyway, I want to dedicate this post to my grandmother. She is no longer with us but … More 100 and feels- ODE to mama
This one time I got published on brittlepaper- which is a pretty big deal for me because BRITTLEPAPER. The decision to submit my story was a spur of the moment one, it was laced in insecurity and a feeling of not being good enough. Anyway I decided to republish the story here because why not? … More The Last Mathematician -short story
Guess what today is. IT’S OUR BLOG’AVESARY. Strugglingbookworm is a whole 2 years old today. This means that its been two years of insecurities, missed posts, disappearing acts, amazing opportunities, tears and over sharing. All in all its been an amazing two years. The highlight though has to be all the amazing people this space … More 2 years.
Do you know those days that start off with a long sigh and an “I hate mornings” muttered silently as you walk to the shower and get ready? Then you go to class or work and it improves a little and then the Sun sets and BAM something goes wrong. I just narrated my whole … More Beloved
On rare days when the Sun is shining on my side I win signed copies of new novels by amazing African writers- I know it happened once but I still have to milk it for the next few months please😂. I’m in a book club on Facebook – its called The Good Book Appreciation Society … More The Violent Gestures of Life- Book Review
Happy Sunday everyone. I will do better. That’s all I will say regarding the missed post. Saturday went by so fast. Today I am sharing one of my favorite poems OF ALL TIME. Been reciting it in my head all day and decided to share it on here. It’s by Li John Lee. Persimmons By … More persimmons