My Book World
It would be a great understatement to say that the country of Nigeria is an unsafe place for the LGBTQ+ community to live. In this debut novel, Somtochukwu takes readers through the lives and loves of two young men. For one, neither set of parents offers any support for their gay sons. One man has a close relationship with his sister, which helps. Still, these two college men are on their own. On their own when one is beaten up by his very roommates. On his own in almost every context of his life. For those of us who complain about our LGBTQ+ lives in the US, we need only read this novel to realize we must be thankful for what we have and continue to fight against such bigotry here and abroad.
TUES: A Writer's Wit | Matt Bell
WEDS: A Writer's Wit | Molly Ivins
THURS: A Writer's Wit | William Saroyan
FRI: My Book World | Bonnie Garmus, Lessons in Chemistry