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Red Lines by Timi Waters : A Review

“Bekere looked about her and called for help, some gossipy women, sitting at a veranda across the street, who had earlier seen Alice come out of the clinic and knew what she had just done, looked at Bekere in scorn and ignored her.

In situations like this, the woman was regarded by society as the stupid one. No one points fingers at the man; no one talked about the man. All everyone was interested in saying was, “See that stupid girl, she got pregnant out of wedlock, now she has done abortion, shior!””

Red Lines, I’m having mixed feelings here you know😏, when I started reading this book, I was like alright, let’s keep an open mind and read this book and I wasn’t disappointed. I’m in love with this book which is the first installment in a series and I can’t wait to read the rest.

As a Nigerian female and a romance addict😂😊, this book depicts how I picture any Nigerian love story to play out.

Timi Waters is a budding female Nigerian writer and I am proud of this work, it’s engaging, the beginning was a bit slow but along the line you just want to know what will happen next, there were some cliche moments but that is expected too. I have high hopes for Timi in the literary world.

Red Lines tells the story of Bekere, a beautiful, simple, preschool teacher who meets Folu, the CEO of Bade Inc. and their intense love story begins.

I fell in love with these characters so much, Timi introduces us to them separately so I got to love them individually and was rooting for them till the end.

I love Folu’s intensity, he gives off pure manly vibes.

““I’ll find you, Bekere, whether you tell me ways to meet you again or not, I’ll find you.””


Did you read that?!

Moving on, Folu has a Twin Fola, who is quite the playboy and there exists a strong sibling rivalry. Fola wants payback for all the wrongs Folu has supposedly committed against him and decides to steal his woman by every tactic including exposing all Folu’s secrets. Things get crazy and I’m left on a cliffhanger.

I really don’t like book series but I will have to be patient😏.

Red Lines was an intriguing story, easy to read. I love books where I get to learn new words. I also love that it is infused with Nigerian traits such as how any female still single at 27 years is seen as an issue, how we aren’t allowed to be selective of our spouse at that age because hello, your maternal clock is ticking, how it’s not good to leave your father’s home as a single woman, although that’s gradually changing in some homes. She also shed light on the bad health care system in Nigeria, Nigerians infatuation with God even when they aren’t doing the right things, how some courses in school are seen as the ideal course while others are ” I read it so it will be said that I have a degree” course😂.

Nigeria is such an interesting country, believe me! It was fun reading this book, can’t wait to read more on Bekere and Folu’s story and how it would end.

The major themes and lessons expressed in this book were:

1.Children upbringing; parents should always monitor and observe their children closely, learn to not pick favorites, love your children equally.

2.Rape: Although this was quite subtle, with everything happening in our society I had to butress on this point. A lot of men are raped at young ages, let’s learn to be sensitive to our young ones, let love lead people!

3. Gender issues in Nigeria.

Alright, off with you, you can read this first installment on or app or website for a little token, have fun, till the next review!

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What are your thoughts on committing abortion?

I would love to read your thoughts on the question and themes/traits from this review brought up in Red Lines in the comment section!


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Do Better!

The past two weeks have been crazy, first we heard of George Floyd’s death in the United States, while in Nigeria, Tina, was killed by a stray bullet fired by a police, and Uwa, a twenty-two year old female was raped and killed in the church where she went to read, a freaking Church! This is really the height of disrespect!

All social media platforms are agog with people screaming, shouting, talking and sharing their experiences. 2020 has really been that year and let’s not forget the growing number of Corona Virus cases in Nigeria, but in spite of these, I’M CHOOSING TO STAY POSITIVE!

The girl child has gone through a lot of stress, we are expected to be a lot of things, a mother, a good girlfriend, supportive, peace maker, cook, perfect but we aren’t even allowed to be safe in the world.

We as citizens in the world can’t move about, freely, because we may be shot at or held by the police at some point which may eventually lead to death.

I’m not the most positive of persons , but I’m choosing to be positive, to walk this path and pray that the world will be better and I hope you do so to.

To all who have been affected by rape, female or male, I’m so sorry, so sorry for the lawless lives we live, for our loveless and heartless society.To all who have lost their loved ones to racism, or who have experienced racism at some point in their lives, I’m so sorry and I pray for strength for everyone.

You know what all these has taught me, the society is LOVELESS!! We hate each other, we envy one another and its so sad.

Here’s a song that fully expressed my feelings towards these issues, you could check it out, you will certainly love it!

I’m tired of the strife in my country Nigeria, it’s just stressful living here sometimes, but I also don’t want to lose hope because I know we can do better.

It’s not enough to write lengthy posts on Instagram or Twitter or Facebook, it’s not enough to quarrel and try to find out who is at fault for all the things happening in the world, it’s time for us to be better, to do better, the change we seek tomorrow starts with YOU!

We can only do so much in our little ways but let it count. Let LOVE lead people, let’s be the change we seek.

We keep saying ‘Rapists’ and ‘Racists’, who are these ‘Rapists’? Who are these ‘Racists’?

It’s you who who touches one without permission, you who doesn’t respect boundaries and personal space, you who doesn’t respect people’s choices and opinions especially towards their body, it’s you who support your friends to commit ill-fated acts against people. It’s you who doesn’t respect the skin colour and people whom God has created to live in this world, you have no right to harm another human.

When you bear your kids, teach them to love, to embrace and respect people regardless of their gender, race and tribe.


Don’t forget to check this song:

Time Magazine recently made a publication on how books on racism have been selling out because of the increased awareness this season to racism, and I will say this is an interesting development!! ⁣

⁣ To increase your education on racism as well as help combat this vice, here’s a book for you:⁣ ⁣

🔮So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Have fun!! Bye till next time, stay safe, stay positive!

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The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Adichie

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The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Adichie was one beautiful read albeit it took me a long time to finish, I just wasn’t serious with reading it.

In spite of that, I love Anything Chimamanda Adichie and yes I’m a bit late to reading this book but sue me😂!

This is a collection of short stories taking us through Nigeria to be specific and its different social beliefs on; Marriage, Childbirth, Women, School, Career, Foreign Lifestyle, Religion and so on.

I loved it because I could relate to almost all stories, it’s a thought provoking read, She as always has a way of presenting the History of Nigeria in her books which makes one read with a wistful sigh thinking of all we had and lost as Nigerians.

I graduated from The University of Nigeria so every time I read a story centred on it makes me smile😊, the last story was a bit weird though 🤔, in all it was an excellent read! 💖💖❤️❤️

Have you read Chimamanda’s books? What do you love about here works? “

I would certainly recommend this book to everyone!