Search Results: "Adebayo Adegbembo"


BOOK REVIEW

OLURONBI by Adebayo Adegbembo
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2013

"A bland digital alternative to Phillis Gershator and Holly C. Kim's Iroko-Man (1994) that, in its own mild but firm way, makes points about respecting nature and keeping promises. (iPad folktale. 6-8)"
A rhythmic Swahili song, a gender switch and a grafted-on happy ending sweeten this version of a West African tale about a childless woman who makes a rash promise to a tree spirit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STAY WITH ME by Ayobami  Adebayo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Adebayo's debut marks the emergence of a fine young writer."
A couple struggles with fertility—and fidelity—as Nigeria falls apart around them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Though the narrative bogs down in a large cast of characters, this is an inspiring and worthwhile trek through one woman's brave battle against a system favoring the powerful."
Coleman-Adebayo's memoir recounts the legal battle culminating in the 2002 No FEAR Act, "the first civil-rights and whistleblower act of the 21st century." Read full book review >