• Lists

    Contemporary Queer Nigerian Writing

    Over the last couple of years, I accumulated a fair amount of books (texts) from Nigeria/ by Nigerian and Nigerian diasporic authors which tackle queer themes and focus on LGBT+ protagonists. This list brings them together in one post. It is not to supposed to be a complete representation of everything ever published.…

  • Discussion

    Is it really a difficult read?

    When Anna Burns’ novel Milkman won the Man Booker Prize last year the tone it would be talked about in the coming months was set at the ceremony. Kwame Anthony Appiah, the head of the jury, called the book “challenging” and went on: “I spend my time reading articles in the Journal of…

  • Interview

    Podcast #1: Sharon Dodua Otoo

    Sharon Dodua Otoo describes herself as “Black British mother, activist, author and editor”. She has published two novellas in English, the things i am thinking while smiling politely (2012) and Synchronicity (2014), and is the editor of the English-language book series Witnessed which focusses on the experiences of Black people in Germany. In…

  • Lists

    January, February, March: 15(+) Most-Anticipated Books

    While I am aware that January is almost over I decided nonetheless to share some of the books published in the first quarter of 2019 I can’t await to read. I share brief descriptions of the book (either from Goodreads or the publisher’s page, sometimes abridged) and in a few words why I…

  • General

    Welcome!

    After having written overlong captions on Instagram for almost four years now and writing about books in German elsewhere, I decided to create a home for my extensive book-related thoughts. You find more about me and my ideas for this page under About. If you want to make sure you don’t miss any…