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Emerald Street Literary Festival 2017

Emerald Street Literary Festival 2017

On the 10th of June, I spent the afternoon at the Emerald Street Literary Festival. It’s a day-long event that centers around two of my favourite topics – writing and books. This year’s strong line-up included Naomi Alderman (winner of the 2017 Bailey’s Prize), Ayobami Adebayo, […]

Top 5 Summer Holiday Reads 2017

Top 5 Summer Holiday Reads 2017

Summer is upon us and it’s the time of the year where we often head off on holiday for a well-deserved break. While packing up your vacation essentials is necessary, it’s equally important to arm yourself with a couple of amazing reads to help you relax […]

An Afternoon with Siana Bangura

An Afternoon with Siana Bangura

On Sunday, May 28th in the cosy basement of the Waterstones on Tottenham Court road, Siana Bangura read from and discussed her debut book, Elephant. As a standard fiction novel reader, a poetry hour event isn’t my usual cup of tea. However, when I came across […]

Konversations with Karibee – Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀

Konversations with Karibee – Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀

With the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 winners announcement coming up, Karibee Books is excited to speak with Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, one of the shortlisted authors for our second edition of Konversations with Karibee. Ayọ̀bámi’s debut novel Stay with me is such a beautiful book, it was simply impossible to […]

Flash Fiction: ‘Come Home’

Flash Fiction: ‘Come Home’

I wrap my coat tightly around me and bury my chin in my scarf in an attempt to escape the cold wind. This was meant to be a quiet Sunday morning, spent snuggling deep in bed with a mug of coffee. But here I am, […]

Writing Competitions – Second Quarter 2017

Writing Competitions – Second Quarter 2017

As we firmly settle into the second quarter of 2017, here’s a quick list of short story competitions to try out. In this list, we have the prestigious Bridport Prize, a widely recognised competition with entries from all over the world. Happy writing! Bath Short Story […]

How To Spring Clean Your Book Collection

How To Spring Clean Your Book Collection

The first week of April heralds colourful flowers in full bloom and clear skies. Grab your feather dusters and open up the windows, it’s time for a bit of spring cleaning. For all the book addicts out there with never ending to-be-read lists or an […]

7 Life Changing Books You Need To Read

7 Life Changing Books You Need To Read

There are certain books you read for the fun of it, and there are others that trigger a “wow” moment in your life. You’re introduced to new knowledge that changes how you think and behave. Here are my top 7 books that offer such profound, […]

Book Review: ‘My Not-So-Perfect Life’ by Sophie Kinsella

Book Review: ‘My Not-So-Perfect Life’ by Sophie Kinsella

Life isn’t always what it seems to be. This is the heart of the message of Sophie Kinsella‘s new novel. Not surprisingly, My not-so-perfect life is a light read, full of flawed but loveable characters. What’s a bit surprising though, is that it goes a […]

Konversations with Karibee – Abimbola Dare

Konversations with Karibee – Abimbola Dare

“Konversations with Karibee” is our new series talking to dynamic authors whose passion for sharing stories inspire us all. Kicking off the series, Karibee Books speaks to the lovely Abimbola Dare. Abimbola is a wife, mother, writer, Law graduate and Project Management professional. She is currently on a Master’s […]