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Mudiwa

Stone Mountain, GA, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • 5 reviews
  • 15 ratings
  • 145 titles in library
  • 15 purchased in 2014
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  • One Crazy Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Rita Williams-Garcia
    • Narrated By Sisi Aisha Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (42)

    Eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters Vonetta and Fern travel to Oakland to meet their mother, Cecil, who abandoned their family years earlier. But even when Cecil gets them to her house, she shows no interest and seems to view them as nothing but a nuisance.

    Kathryn Bradley says: "Perfect."
    "Delightful !!!"
    Overall

    Excellent – I enjoyed this book, good historical fiction – It brought back memories of 70’s – weaving facts about the Black Panther Party and human drama –through the eyes of a 11 year-old girl.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ghana Must Go

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Taiye Selasi
    • Narrated By Adjoa Andoh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (65)

    Kwaku Sai is dead. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly at dawn outside the home he shares in Ghana with his second wife. The news of Kwaku's death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before. Ghana Must Go is their story. Electric, exhilarating, beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go follows the Sais' journey, moving with great elegance through time and place to share the truths hidden and lies told; the crimes committed in the name of love.

    Marva says: "Ghana Must GO!!!"
    "Poetic - Bitter - Sweet - Beautiful"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It took me awhile to get in sync with the writer’s style. Tisye writing is poetic, she draws you in but once you are in wow, you feel and see the characters. It truly is a story about family, love, disappointments, hurts, and healing. Tisye beautifully weaved a story so true to life, it left me with a bitter sweetness, but is that not life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Americanah

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Adjoa Andoh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (216)

    As teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love in a Nigeria under military dictatorship. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America, where Obinze hopes to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?

    Lorraine says: "The best book bar none!"
    "Honest"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Americanah?

    Adichie is such an powerful voice. Americanah was lite but powerfully honest about race, culture, and relationships. It is one of those books you hate to finish. Adichie is a keen observer of this human experience, especially for people of African descent. I thank her for brilliantly putting it into such a wonderful story. The performance by Adjoa Andoh was great. Loved it!!!!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 47

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Ossie Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    In his first book for young adults, best-selling author Walter Mosley deftly weaves historical and speculative fiction into a powerful narrative about the nature of freedom.

    Stef says: "Poignant, powerful tale, richly narrated"
    "A gift"
    Overall

    What a wonderful book – it dealt with the pain and hardships African people endured in this country but brought forth a “Spirit” that gave the reader and a people hope – Up lifting – This needs to be a movie. What a gift, thank you Walter Mosley.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Thing Around Your Neck

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Adjoa Andoh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    Winner of a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and an Orange Prize for Fiction, Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie continues the literary tradition of Chinua Achebe, one of her greatest influences, in this brilliant collection of stories. Focusing on life’s many clashes—tradition with modernity, African cultures with American—Adichie delivers a series of haunting, character-driven tales.

    Cariola says: "Powerful Short Story Collection"
    "Insightful"
    Overall

    I truly enjoyed the stories and narration - I wanted more - the stories were not predictable - wonderful suprises.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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