Black Literature Book reviews

This summer I have been making a conscious effort to read more Black history books and books by Black authors. Here is a selection of a few I’ve read recently, along with my honest reviews. An American Marriage- Tayari Jones This fictional story is set in Atlanta and Louisiana and follows the life of African-American […]

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Getting Honest about Racism

Racism. How to articulate feelings over such an issue? How not to cause offence? How not to be misconstrued?  These are all thoughts that have crossed my mind when approaching this topic and oftentimes, they mean I hold back when engaging. I am sure many can relate.  It’s especially difficult when here in the UK, […]

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Faith, Relationships

God, I feel tired: A Prayer

I experience a range of emotions when I think about racism and injustice in the world–from anger to sadness to frustration and fear – but I do try to remain hopeful.  As the Black theologian and pioneer of Christianity, Augustine of Hippo said, ‘Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are anger and courage. Anger […]

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