Getting to know my favourite authors via online events – Brit Bennett, Maaza Mengiste, and more!

Here's the spring-summer edition of getting to know the writers! With loads of excitement I tell you about the online events I participated in, featuring super writers such as Pip Williams, Brit Bennett, Hafsa Zayyan, and Maaza Mengiste in conversation with Aida Edemariam. The winter-spring edition of my online "adventures" featured the likes of Margaret … Continue reading Getting to know my favourite authors via online events – Brit Bennett, Maaza Mengiste, and more!

Getting to know my favourite authors via online events – Margaret Atwood, Yaa Gyasi, and more!

At the beginning of 2021 I discovered the amazing world of online events featuring writers. Fueled by the ongoing pandemic, several book discussions moved in the online realm, being accessible for significantly larger audiences. Don't get me wrong, I definitely prefer attending events in person, there's a certain energy that cannot be replace by a … Continue reading Getting to know my favourite authors via online events – Margaret Atwood, Yaa Gyasi, and more!

What I’m reading in January 2021

Hello and welcome to my first reading status of 2021! The new year began with a very prolific reading experience, as I read 5 books this month. A diverse blend of historical fiction, magical realism, and murder mystery! Interestingly, 3 out of the 5 books I read were written by Japanese writers! While I did not consciously choose to focus on books from Japan, I am so happy that I expanded my reading horizon.

The untold stories of Ethiopian women at war: The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste (book review)

A very intriguing and immersive story, The Shadow King will bring fear, goose bumps, pity and sadness, but also excitement and awe. This book surely joins my "must recommend to everyone" book list, as it is a masterpiece from so many perspectives!