Category Archives: Yewande Omotoso

Mid-Year Round Up

It’s been a busy six months at Shoshi’s Book Blog, as I’ve tried to navigate reading without an all consuming Russian Literature project but with ambitions to: a. Read more recently published novels b. Read more books in translation/from around … Continue reading

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A Modern Mapp and Lucia: ‘The Woman Next Door,’ by Yewande Omotoso (2016)

Yewande Omotoso’s latest novel is about two neighbours, both difficult women, both avowed enemies.  We see them in action early on in the novel, as they are members of a local group, the grandly named Katterjin Committee.  Typically, their reasons for joining … Continue reading

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