Enobong Essien

Enobong is a former professional dancer turned publicity and marketing assistant and life-long lover of books. Fully Nigerian and fully British, Enobong now lives in Chicago with her nonfiction enthusiast husband and peculiar yet adorable cat roommate.

Was Hermione Black? Overcoming White Bias in Literature

In what ways does defaulting to white affect reading and character perceptions? We're taking a critical look at white bias in literature.

The Complex Narrative of the Strong Black Woman

How does the narrative of the Strong Black Woman affect black women in the world? Consider this examination and a selection of books about black women.

Chrissy Teigen is Delighted By the Public Library (and I Am Too)

Chrissy Teigen's delight about a visit to the public library, and a joke about discovering the library, lead to discourse about library use and benefits.

17 Of The Best Christian Fiction Authors For Your TBR

When you're just in the mood for a good Christian novel, this list of the best Christian fiction authors might just be the best place to turn.

9 Books To Learn More About Important Slave Uprisings

Expand your knowledge about the history of slavery and the major role slaves played in their emancipation through these books about slave uprisings.

Visit 28 of the Best Libraries in the World

From oldest to largest, most popular to smallest, explore the planet and update your travel plans with this list of the best libraries in the world.

Books on Beauty and What it Means to be Beautiful

Every day, we receive signals related to beauty standards. These nonfiction books about beauty confront, diversify, and disrupt the conversation.

Is Diverse Fiction A New Genre?

Taking a critical look at what it means to lump books by marginalized authors into a genre, and at representation in publishing as a whole.

What Happened to Kamila Shamsie’s Year of Publishing Women?

In 2015, author Kamila Shamsie challenged UK publishers to only publish women in 2018. Here's what happened (tl;dr: not much).

Race, Disability, Ugliness, and Other Villain Tropes We Can Lose