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She Would Be King

She Would Be King

In this new year, I would like to write more about the many books by African authors that I’ve been delving into. The debut novel She Would Be King, by Liberian author Wayetu Moore, is one that I know will stick with me for a […]

King Crab Legs with Spicy Ghanaian Shito and Tomato Sauce

King Crab Legs with Spicy Ghanaian Shito and Tomato Sauce

I’ve adopted┬ásome components of this sauce from Sisi Yemmi, a Nigerian food and lifestyle blogger based in Lagos. Hers is one that she uses for an incredibly tasty pasta sauce that my hubby quickly devours whenever I make it. I’ve added fresh, cubed tomatoes to […]

Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty

After Rihanna unleashed her successful makeup line onto the world, my Instagram page blew up with mentions of Fenty Beauty products. It seemed Rihanna had gone out of her way to create a line for make-up wearers of every skin shade (41 shades, to be […]

African Literature Series: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

African Literature Series: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Nigerian author Lola Shoneyin

African Literature Series: Kintu

African Literature Series: Kintu

Kintu by Ugandan author Jennifer Nasubuga Makumbi

Rainy Day Reflections

Rainy Day Reflections

    As a Technical Writer in┬áthe very techy Silicon Valley, I’ve decided to adopt the Agile Methodology that’s often utilized in tech companies throughout the Valley. The goal of Agile Methodology is that projects can be executed in small, manageable steps, rather than overwhelming […]

Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty

After watching endless videos of You Tubers painting over their already flawless faces with Rihanna’s new makeup line, I knew I had to witness for myself what all the rage was about. My local Sephora was brimming with Fenty Beauty shoppers and sample seekers. I […]

Shitor | The Ultimate Ghanaian Condiment

Shitor | The Ultimate Ghanaian Condiment

Pronounced shee-tore, this pepper sauce is a must for every Ghanaian household. We eat it with everything, and it’s perfect for those days when I don’t want to spend too much time slaving over sauces. It can be enjoyed with rice or root vegetables, accompanied […]

What to cook today

What to cook today

Nothing. Absolutely nothing! It’s incredibly hot outside today and I’m melting. I just started reading a very interesting book called The Hairdresser of Harare and can’t wait to tell you all about it.

African Literature Series: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

African Literature Series: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Behold The Dreamers by Cameroonian author Imbolo Mbue