Adebola Rayo is one of the first Nigerians I ever knew to be a freelancer. As you'll read in this interview, she pretty much stumbled into the profession, even though it's obviously what she was born to do. She shares how she got into freelance writing and editing in Nigeria and how she's sustained her momentum.
It was truly enjoyable to interview Crystal Hana Kim for BOOK'D. She shares the brilliant short story writer whose work she forces all her friends to read, some of her favorite recently released books and her "loud" reading habits. In addition, she shares a book that made her want to take her writing more seriously, her thoughts on book clubs and her extensive TBR.
I love audiobooks and I cannot lie. Lately, they've been my go-to. It just feels so luxurious to have a voice actor narrate a book to you when you're too tired to read, too busy to sit down for an hour or just plain lazy. These are books that are narrated excellently and better enjoyed on audio than as a hardcopy or ebook (in my opinion).
The Reading Women Podcast is one of my favorite literary podcasts. They've interviewed so many female authors, including Min Jin Lee, Lucy Tan, and Crystal Hana Kim. These two ladies are constantly working hard to get more people into reading women i.e. books by women. Even if you're not crazy about podcasts, you should try theirs [...]
Esther Edoho's new chapbook, Moonflower contains twenty one poems, written in varying styles from classic stanzas to prose-poetry. The author is a “Nigerian poet whose work explores the beauty of the mundane and the complexities of human relationships.” Moonflower in turns mourns lost love, welcomes new love and still finds room to live in between. [...]