About & Disclaimer

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My name is Darkowaa and I’m a Ghanaian-American, currently living where my heart feels most at home – Accra, Ghana.

AFRICAN BOOK ADDICT! was created mid-2014 and it’s dedicated to celebrating BLACK literature through book reviews, book chats with fellow readers & writers, book hauls and more. To me, BLACK literature represents books by writers who identify as African, African-American, Caribbean, Black Brit, Afropean, Afro-Asian, Afro-Latinx – the list goes on!

I chose to call this book blog AFRICAN BOOK ADDICT! because I’ve always been obsessed with books written by people of African descent- writers from Africa and the diaspora.

AFRICAN BOOK ADDICT! is a double-entendre, so it could be read as:

– an African who is a book addict,


– a reader who is addicted to books by writers of African descent.

Most of the books I review and discuss are my personal copies and I try my best not to include spoilers. I’m not a writer – I’m a reader who loves to express my views on the books I read!

My book ratings KEY:

★★★★★ (5 stars) – Amazing book, I loved it. Absolutely recommend!

★★★★ (4 stars) – Great book. Highly recommend!

★★★ (3 stars) – Good book. I recommend it, I guess.

★★ (2 stars) – Thumbs down. I do NOT recommend it.

★ (1 star) – meh.

*Book covers posted are usually via Google Images or taken with my phone.

Contact me: africanbookaddict@gmail.com

Add me on Goodreads (and Bookstagram!) or find me on Twitter where I tweet about random things, including literature stuff!

P.S: I’m an affiliate for Amazon. Feel free to click the Amazon book links I include below each post, if you’re interested in purchasing any of the book recommendations. Purchasing books through my affiliate links would help support AFRICAN BOOK ADDICT! and would be greatly appreciated. 


If you prefer to support the book blog with a one time contribution, kindly go to: paypal.me/africanbookaddict

This work by African Book Addict! is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Copyright © AFRICAN BOOK ADDICT! 2014 – 2023

44 thoughts on “About & Disclaimer

  1. Favourite part of this page was ‘meh.’ Lol.

    I’ve got an exciting African-Lit-focused project that I’ll be launching later on this year, your passion for this is infectious so I’d absolutely love to have you involved. I’ll get in touch when I’ve finalised a few things but hopefully it’ll be something you’re interested in 🙂

    Really enjoyed what I’ve seen so far. All the best and please keep it up!

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    1. Heyy! Thank you for stopping by my book blog! I’d love to hear more about this project. I’m for all things African literature and Diaspora focused :). Sure, hit me up when you’ve finalized your plans.


  2. As an author, I am always on the look out for book reviewers but you cannot imagine how pleased I am to find one that focuses on African literature. I am not sure why I didn’t search for similar blogs earlier. Anyhoos, I would like to say thank you for supporting us and showcasing our works

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  3. Wooo, when I read this, I realise I am still a long way to blog with my blog. I have just followed the blog and hope I will find the right time to go through your recommendations. Thanks for following my blog too..

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  4. Just discovered blog amazing! I’m British Ghanaian and it’s great to see someone else who likes reading and writing about Africa. I live in UK but will be coming back to Ghana very.soon. BTW, do u do a book club?

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  5. Hi, its great to find this blog and discover new titles. I am a Nigerian writer living in Canada. Do you charge a fee to review books?

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  6. I love your blog!! I actually found you while trying to create my travel blog. I can’t wait to read some of the books that you have reviewed. My favorite author is J. California Cooper she has so many books that I enjoy but my all time favorite is Family. I read that book at least once a year. I want to email you to pick your brain about something. Is that okay?

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    1. Hey! Thank you! :). I like Cooper as well, but I didn’t really enjoy her collection, ‘Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime’. I bought ‘Family’ from a used bookshop this summer. Hopefully i’ll get to it soon. And yes, please email me 😉


  7. Hi Darkowaa. I have nominated you for a Mystery Blogger Award. Okoto Enigma @ okotoenigmasblog created the award to recognise the many amazing blogs out there. So, it ”is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion” (– Okoto Enigma). There is no obligation to take part, but if you wish to participate, please check out The Mystery Blogger Award nomination post on my blog. 🙂

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  8. Hi Darkowaa! I love your blog. Have been looking for Africans that blog on books, glad that I stumbled into your blog. I share your passion for books and am also a campaigner for a cultural reading revolution in Africa. Recently started a blog, hoping you can check it out and possible put in a word or two.


  9. Hello, we’re reaching out to amazing book bloggers and inviting them to be part of OWS CyCon 2019. I’ve seen you around the circuit and love your blog and we would love for you to join us for this fantastic event scheduled for May 17-19-2018 You can learn a bit more about it here. https://ourwriteside.com/ows-cycon-is-coming-may-17th-19th/. If you have any questions, let me know. I’d be happy to answer them for you.


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