Literature

Book Review Eleventh Grave in Moonlight

Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda Jones My rating: 3 of 5 stars Eleventh Grave In Moonlight: Charley Davidson 11 In A Nutshell: Eleventh Grave In Moonlight is an urban fantasy that delivers a dose of humour, a dash of horror, and a measure of evil. Prepare to expect the unexpected...This book is not as… Continue reading Book Review Eleventh Grave in Moonlight

Literature · review

Literature Review: Ghost In The Wind

Ghost in the Wind by E.J. Copperman My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Haunted Guesthouse Mystery series by E.J. Copperman is brill. I would recommend starting with book one and working your way through the series. Our heroine is Alison Kerby, reluctant ghost whisperer, divorced with one eleven-year-old daughter, Melissa. Alison spends all her… Continue reading Literature Review: Ghost In The Wind

Literature

The Mothers – Sage Sanguine Spectacular

The Mothers, a 'dazzling debut novel' from Brit Bennett is a sage, sanguine, and spectacular story. It is spectacular because Bennett's portrayal of how hurt reverberates through communities is so tangible and so very relatable. Also because sadly, so few books are about middle-class black people. The Mothers is a 288 page-turner that poses the… Continue reading The Mothers – Sage Sanguine Spectacular

Art and Culture · Literature

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom set in 1927 is an impressive play with an interesting history.  It centres on power dynamics: racism, self-determination, economics and change.  I enjoyed the London performance.  This play remains relevant on gender inequality and cultural appropriation.  I also went away with a better understanding of recent gang violence.  The play illustrates… Continue reading Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom