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My Canada Reads Pick for 2021 is ‘Butter Honey Pig Bread’ Here’s Why…

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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. 

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Book Club: July Book of the Month

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When I first read ‘True to the Game,’ over two decades ago it was the first book I truly fell in love with. I found it right smack dab in the middle of my obsession with Urban Fiction; aka ‘street lit’ aka street fiction. But most Urban Fiction is a genre defined by socio-economic realities and ghetto culture. The tone is usually dark and grimy focusing on sex, violence and the streets

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Five Must-Read Books by Caribbean Writers

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Most of the world is practicing social distancing or self-isolation so what better time to catch up on all of the books that you’ve been meaning to read. You’ve got the time right!? These are not just good books, these are books that will make you lose track of time and provide a little escape.  With all this time and nowhere to go here are some books that will help you stop looking at the clock.

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Book Club: June Book of the Month

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When I first read ‘True to the Game,’ over two decades ago it was the first book I truly fell in love with. I found it right smack dab in the middle of my obsession with Urban Fiction; aka ‘street lit’ aka street fiction. But most Urban Fiction is a genre defined by socio-economic realities and ghetto culture. The tone is usually dark and grimy focusing on sex, violence and the streets

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Book Club: May Book of the Month

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When I first read ‘True to the Game,’ over two decades ago it was the first book I truly fell in love with. I found it right smack dab in the middle of my obsession with Urban Fiction; aka ‘street lit’ aka street fiction. But most Urban Fiction is a genre defined by socio-economic realities and ghetto culture. The tone is usually dark and grimy focusing on sex, violence and the streets

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