The Antidote to Ignorance

Use for at least 30 minutes a day and you’ll feel the ignorance slowly fade away. Apart from people whose economic conditions prevent them from accessing the world of books, everyone else who has books available to them but chooses not to read, is choosing to live in the imprisonment of ignorance. A lot of … Continue reading The Antidote to Ignorance

A Review of Tara Westover’s ‘Educated’

“It’s strange how you give the people you love so much power over you.” ― Tara Westover, Educated Just after I reviewed Infidel: My Life by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, I read it again and just went back to the traumas and shocking details of her life. Then I found this book, Educated, and I just … Continue reading A Review of Tara Westover’s ‘Educated’

The Carnivorous City by Toni Kan

“Lagos is a beast with bared fangs and a voracious appetite for human flesh.” Lagos is known for its restlessness, its hustle and rapidly growing population. It’s the economic engine of Nigeria but also humming with people trying to reach into its pockets for survival. I’ve read quite a number of modern Nigerian literature and … Continue reading The Carnivorous City by Toni Kan

The Classroom Habit of Reading Could Be Stopping You from Becoming a Reader

We're not here to read for marks. In 2014 I attended a poetry masterclass in Nairobi and something the speaker said about our love and hate for poetry stayed with me. He said that we all loved poetry at some point in our lives – as children. I remember some people giving him weird looks … Continue reading The Classroom Habit of Reading Could Be Stopping You from Becoming a Reader