First, I would like to thank the author for providing me with a copy of this book. I was given this book for review, which made me reluctant to read it at first, but was blown away by how amazing this book was.
Rating : ☺☺☺☺☺
Do I recommend it : Yes!
Would I reread it : Probably not because it was on my Kindle and I hate e-books...
Uganda Crossroads is a collection of stories written by Ugandan women, telling their lives, childhoods and other stories as a woman in a country where men are dominent. There were some about mariage, childhood, studies and other various topics young women go through.
↙ What I didn't like about the book :
I find that every story could've been a novel of its own, because there was so much content in each short story that, even though all stories were super entertaining, the stories felt crammed and all ended abruptly.
This has nothing to do with the actual book, but reading it on a Kindle app on my phone kind of ruined it for me and made the reading experience less enjoyable. I wish I had a hard copy instead, but again, it has nothing to do with the book!
↗ What I liked about the book :
The different voices of the different women was my favourite thing about the book. Everyone had a different story, yet were all connected and had something in common. The way they were so positive and open-minded was really refreshing and made it a pleasure to read.
The writing style and editing were spot on! I have never enjoyed a book's writing nearly as much as I loved the writing in this book. The vocabulary was rich and everything read as a poem. The rhythm of the book and the way specific words are chosen made this book an amazing piece of literature.
The educative and informative side of this book is something I deeply enjoyed as well, because not only was it a testimony, it also taught so much about Ugandan culture and how different they are from the Western culture. Everything was raw and real, not sugar-coated, and the women in the book were all so powerful despite everything they have been through. This anthology taught me so much and had a strong feminist view, which I loved.
I definitely suggest this book for anyone who's up for something different, refreshing, and short. Again, thanks so much to the author for the copy, I absolutely ADORE the book! If you'd like to buy it, here is a link.
Thanks for reading,
☺☺☺☺☺ : Flawless
☺☺☺☺☹ : Very good, a few flaws
☺☺☺☹☹ : Enjoyable
☺☺☹☹☹ : Okay, would not reread
☺☹☹☹☹ : Disliked, do not recommend