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“That's why I have a lot of love and good energy in me - that universal energy is a Ghanaian thing.” (Stormzy)

6 March this year was the 60th anniversary of Ghana’s independence from British rule.

Celebrations are going on throughout the year and those of you who follow Darkowaa’s excellent blog… 1,104 more words


15. Half Blood Blues (Esi Edugyan)

Half Blood Blues was the February group read book for the Goodreads Canadian Content group  in celebration of Black History Month.  This historical fiction novel is narrated by Sid, a jazz musician, as he reflects back fifty years to his days performing in Berlin (and later Paris) during the war.  231 more words


Book Review : Half-Blood Blues

Intro : This is the third of the unofficial series of Booker Nominee Reviews that I have been doing. Continuing from The Sense of An Ending ( 1,019 more words


Half Blood Blues - A Book Review 

Title : Half Blood Blues

Author: Esi Edugyan

Genre: Fiction

She forgot the definition of “jazz” as well and came to think of it as every beautiful thing she had ever failed to appreciate: the taste of warm rain; the smell of a baby; the din of a swollen river, rushing past her tree and onward to infinity.

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Book Review

Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

This book is an award magnet. It won the Scotiabank Giller Prize (praise be!), was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction (holla), and was a finalist for both the Governor General’s Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize (hella impressive). 64 more words


Day 1004: Half-Blood Blues

In 1939 Paris after the German occupation, Sid Griffiths and the members of the Hot Time Swinger’s American Band have just finished cutting a record when Hiero Falk, German but black, is picked up by the Gestapo and never seen again. 254 more words