This week’s booklist explores finding a path to healing in the face of difficult life’s experiences.

Read about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s reflections on her much loved father after his death in Notes on Grief or lean into Mariama Bâ’s So Long a Letter that recounts a schoolteacher’s path to healing as she recovers from her husband’s betrayal. For those of you who find comfort in poetry, Therea Lola’s In Search of Equilibrium and Mahtem Shiferraw’s Nomenclatures of Invisibility tackle loss and hurt but from the space recovery. Their writing is a balm for the soul. Minna Salami’s Sensuous Knowledge is about the kind of emotional awareness that opens the space for growth and empowerment.

We hope the books below will strengthen your inner souls. Remember that each person’s healing journey is different and the amount of time it takes will vary, so be patient with yourself.



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