Vanessa Thomas

Critic

UK

Vanessa, aka Blaquereads, describes herself as a book obsessed, extroverted introvert! An avid reader, she recently made the decision to only/ primarily read books written by Black authors, deciding to share this journey on social media. She will be sharing her thoughts and reviews on books and literary events in our book section.

Orphan Sisters

Date: 21 Sep 2017 Category: Books
9.0 Rating
Orphan Sisters is the fifth novel by author Lola Jaye. It came out this summer and tells the emotional tale of two Nigerian sisters and their experiences growing up in post war Britain under the care of the local authority. Jaye explores a rather neglected part of history by telling a story that is layered with tragedy, but important nonetheless. Sisters Lanre and Mayowa travel with their mum from Nigeria to London, joining their dad to “ ...