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Books I Want For Christmas + Giveaway

Christmas Wishlist

Christmas Wishlist

All I want for Christmas are books! Okay, maybe that’s not exactly correct but it’ll be great to have new books before the new year gets here.
Last night, I put together a list of the books I want now!!! so Santa doesn’t have to worry his head too much about that. (By Santa, I mean you by the way :D). Without further ado, here goes *drumroll*

  • One Day I Will Write About This Place – Binyavanga Wainaina
  • Ghana Must Go – Taiye Selasi
  • Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth – Warsan Shire
  • And The Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini
  • The Hairdresser of Harare – Tendai Huchu
  • I Wrote This For You – Iain Thomas
  • The Anatomy of Being – Shinji Moon
  • Crush (Yale Series of Younger Poets) – Richard Sikin
  • The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives – Lola Shoneyin
  • Pole Dancing To Gospel Hymns – Andrea Gibson
  • There you have it… If you click on the links you’d find details/reviews of each book.
    To help ‘Santa’ along, I’ve gone ahead to purchase three (3) of these books for myself (viz; Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth – Warsan Shire, The Anatomy of Being – Shinji Moon, and The Hairdresser of Harare – Tendai Huchu), so you still have seven(7) more to choose from if you’re wondering what to get me for Christmas 😀

    This brings us to the second reason we are here…

    This is my first official giveaway here and I’m super excited. I’ll be giving away a kindle-branded Amazon giftcard for Warsan Shire’s Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth (Yup, it’s the book I’m most excited about) and two other books of your choice from my list above. That’s three(3) books in all.
    To enter for the giveaway, all you have to do is subscribe to this blog (if you haven’t already) and leave a comment below with your name and email, stating what books you’d choose if you won and why. Winner will be randomly selected.
    *Entry closes at 12midnight (GMT) on the 26th of December, 2013. Winner will be announced on the 27th.
    Again, subscribe and comment… That simple.

    Love and kisses,