Warsan Shire: Beyond Lemonade

I have my mother’s mouth and my father’s eyes; on my face they are still together. Warsan Shire, Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth Beyoncé’s Lemonade release has left a wealth of conversation in its wake: conversations about black womanhood, spousal infidelity, Beyoncé’s involvement in Black Lives Matter.  The music was great, as was the Daughters of the Dusk- esque imagery, punctuated by some of the most significant black women of the moment. Everything, down to the costuming and makeup, seemed to have meaning. 

For the Chimamanda fans: 7 other Woman African Authors to Love

I’m way late on The Broke and Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday, but I really liked this week’s blog topic.  This week is “Books to read if you like insert popular author or book here.” Even though I’m still (slowly) working my way through Americanah, I’m going with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to illustrate there really are a wealth of prolific African woman writers out there. It isn’t comprehensive by any means, but my list is as follows: 1. Ama Ata Aidoo’s (Ghana) The Dilemma of a Ghost and Anowa (both are short, and  included in the same Longman African Writers book) were…