I'm so glad you stopped by to my piece of the internet. I've always loved reading the stories of people who look like me. No matter the situation there’s a book I can point to and a story I can lean on. These stories are not mine but they are all a part of me. I've learned that our stories and voices are important and my goal is to continue reading them and sharing them. To discover, discuss and celebrate these stories but most importantly introduce other Black Girls to them too, so they may discover their own story within.
There are some books that leave you with answers, some books that leave you with questions, and some books that leave you a little confused. Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi is one of those books that leave you with all three, yet still satisfied by the story all the same.
In Honey Butter Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi, we see how the truth can separate a family. The book is a total work of art, and I couldn’t put it down. At its core, it’s a story of twin sisters whose bond is deep and whose pain separates them both physically and emotionally. But truly it is a story of women who are hungry for connection and hungry for healing.
The book tells the story of three Nigerian women: Kambirinachi and her twin daughters, Kehinde and Taiye. Taking place in Nigeria, Canada, and Europe the book spans oceans and speaks to the power of love, bonds, and family ties.