Milk and Honey- Rupi Kaur

I bought this book almost a year ago, I managed to read it this week. After seeing many people share Rupi’s poems on Instagram I knew I had to give it a read. I have to say it was a truly magical read…each page was a breath of fresh air. The poems are split into four chapters, the hurting, the loving, the breaking and the healing.

The healing was my favourite chapter as it made me look deeper into my life situations and how to mend. Rupi Kaur has a way with her words, intimate with feminine magic. So happy I finally read this book.

Jo x

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3 Gems from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This past Sunday, I got to see Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie give a talk for the 10 year Anniversary of Half of a yellow sun,  at the Southbank centre London. Chimamanda is one of my favourite authors and writers. During the talk I was able to see so many different sides to her personality she was confident, […]

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Sunday Reads: Salt-Nayyirah Waheed

I have been wanting to read this book for ages! Finally read it this week. The poems in this book took me on a emotive journey of understanding the African diaspora and the many themes within our cultures.  The poems touch on many topics such as feminism, relationships, love and the Diaspora.I would pause many […]

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Sunday Reads: Words From a Wanderer – Alex Elle

Alex Elle book

Recently I have been reading a lot of poetry, especially from writers of colour as they always have a perspective I can relate to. I discovered Alex Elle through her Instagram page which has a rather blissful aesthetic and she is a self-care enthusiast which I love. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end as it shows much vulnerability, through the diary entry style notes to herself. This book has many themes from life, love and relationships. This book also shows the hard but necessary journey a woman takes to mend herself through heartbreak. This book is definitely  worth a read for young women.

To find out more about Alex Elle check her out on her blog .

Jo x

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Questions For Ada #WorldBookDay

As a bibliophile I was happy there was a World Book day yesterday. Especially in a age where we are fully engaged constantly on screens and tech devices. Recently I have been discovering so many writers of Colour which is awesome because I think representation in literature is very important. My favourite book that I […]

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Sunday Reads: The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz

From the moment I read this book, the first chapter “Domestication and the Dream of the Planet” opened my eyes to just how much we’ve been “domesticated” as Humans from thoughts to patterns in society that we follow. The book uses themes from the Toltec culture and beliefs. In addition this book explores how we can […]

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Sunday Reads: The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

I heard about this book many years ago, however I guess if i had read it back then I wouldn’t have been able to understand the subtle undertones of Santiago the Shepard boy’s story of following his personal legend (purpose). This book explores dreams, faith, hope and resilience through the Shepard boy who dreams and […]

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