Title: The Black God’s Drums || Author: P. Djèlí Clark || Audiobook Narrator: Channie Waites|| Genre: Fantasy, Steampunk, Science Fiction, Novella, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Alternate History || Publisher: Tor.com|| Year of publication: 2018 || No. of pages: 110|| Available at Amazon.com , Bookdepository and Bol.com
In an alternate New Orleans caught in the tangle of the American Civil War, the wall-scaling girl named Creeper yearns to escape the streets for the air—by earning a spot on-board the airship Midnight Robber. Creeper plans to earn Captain Ann-Marie’s trust with information she discovers about a Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls “The Black God’s Drums.” But Creeper also has a secret: Oya, the African orisha of the wind and storms, speaks inside her head, and may have her own ulterior motivations… Continue reading “THE BLACK GOD’S DRUMS – P. DJÈLÍ CLARK”
Title: Well-Read Black Girl || Curated by: Glory Edim || Audiobook Narrator: Glory Edim || Genre: Non Fiction, Essays, Feminism, African American, Short Stories|| Publisher: Ballantine Books|| Year of publication: 2018 || No. of pages: 272|| Available at Amazon.com, Bookdepository and Bol.com
In this inspiring essay collection, twenty-one black women who hold diverse backgrounds and experiences share intimate memories around discovering literary reflections of themselves. This collection is curated by the founder of the popular (online) bookclub Well-Read Black Girl, Glory Edim.
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Title: Kindred || Author: Octavia Butler || Audiobook Narrator: Kim Staunton || Genre: Science Fiction, Afrofuturism, Fantasy, Historical fiction || Publisher: Beacon Press || Year of publication: 1979 || No. of pages: 287 || Available at Amazon.com, Bookdepository and Bol.com
Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time and during numerous such time-defying episodes, she realizes the challenge she’s been given: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother. But each time she travels to the antebellum South the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana’s life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.
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Title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo || Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid || Audiobook Narrators : Alma Cuervo, Julia Whelan, Robin Miles || Genre: Historical Fiction, Contemporary, Fiction, Adult || Publisher: Atria Books || Year of publication: 2017|| No. of pages: 388 || Available at Amazon, Bookdepository and Bol.com
Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life and Monique Grant, a relatively unknown magazine reporter, is the only person she wants to tell her story to. The question is why her and why now?
The story of Evelyn’s life is a tale that spans decades from the 1950’s till the late 80’s. And as we learn about Evelyn’s ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship and a great forbidden love, we also learn about the irreversible and tragic way her life intersects with Monique’s.
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Title: City of Ghosts || Author: Victoria Schwab || Audiobook Narrator : Reba Buhr || Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Middle Grade || Publisher: Scholastic Press || Year of publication: 2018 || No. of pages: 285 || Available at Amazon, Bookdepository and Bol.com
City of Ghosts is the story of Cassidy Blake who nearly drowns and a ghost named Jacob who saves her life. Their spirits get tangled up in the proces and now Cassidy is not entirely alive and Jacob is not completely dead … and as a consequence Cassidy can now cross into the spirit roam. Continue reading “CITY OF GHOSTS – VICTORIA SCHWAB”