Friday, 17 April 2009

Currently reading

Esther Armah-Can I be

Absolutly loving this book right now, I think I am hooked so engrossing...

Esther Armah is a black British journalist, with a troubled soul and a questioning mind. She’s an addict. Addicted to the need for approval, the desire for applause, bright lights and struggle. She’s also on a quest. Hungry for a place of belonging, a place of comfort and acceptance of her identity; black, British, Ghanaian and Afrocentric. That need becomes intertwined with her chosen profession – the media. Can she find a place of refuge in her travels and her profession? Esther decides to fight her fix and come clean. Getting clean means spilling the beans. So starting with her family all the way into the sometimes murky world of the British media, Esther spills with abandon. Brutally honest, blackly humorous, emotionally revealing and at times painful; CAN I BE ME? is a universal story. Who would you be without your daily addictions? How did you get addicted to your drug of choice? Who would you be if there were no applause, disappointment, injustice, discrimination or rejection?


  1. what book shops are best for buying books from black authors???

  2. and what other books do u recommend for stories about Afrika itself?

  3. @goodnewz83

    It's mostly about finding the authors themselves and then tracking down their work in the traditional places, Borders, Amazon, your local library etc...

  4. In regards to Esther Armah I found this book in Boarders.

    I would recommend the Destruction of Black civilisation by Chancellor William .