Book Review

Review: Every Sky a Grave by Jay Posey

As you might be able to tell by my blog silence, I've been struggling a bit recently. I've basically thrown myself into work, which is fine as I love my job and am getting lots done, but just haven't had the brain capacity for reading. Additionally - or because of that - it's also been something of a slog getting through this last book. I'd like to blame myself, but really I think it was both of us ...

Book Review

Review: Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta

This was a really beautiful and intense set of short stories that all focus on a ten year period in the life of Kara Davis, a young girl born in Canada with Jamaican heritage. In many ways it's a series of coming of age stories, that all run on from each other, but before when you would typically think of 'coming of age' taking place. Alongside the experience of belonging to two cultures, of particular importance is the spoken and unspoken relationship between generations of women in this novel.