Bolu Babalola reads an excerpt from his romance novel Honey and Spice ‹ Literary Hub

At Damien Barr’s Literary Fair invites the world’s best writers to exclusively read their latest greatest works and share their own personal stories. Featured guests include Jojo Moyes, John Waters, Yaa Gyasi, Mary Beard, Diana Athill and Louis de Bernières, all in front of live audiences at prestigious venues around the world. Our home in London is the Savoy. Suave salonnière Damian Barr is your host.

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Need a beach read? We have what you need. At Bolu Babalola Honey and spices is just the summertime romance you’ve been looking for.

Kiki Banjo is an expert in relationship escapism. She’s made it her mission to protect the women of Whitewell University from the dangers of gamblers and heartbreak, providing advice, tips and essentials to men without worrying about her student radio show, Brown Sugar. . But then Kiki meets a devastatingly beautiful newcomer who threatens to tear apart the community of women she’s fought so hard to protect.

Bolu Babalola is the Sunday time bestselling author of love in color. Her new novel Honey & Spices is published by Headline and available now in all good bookstores. We recommend buying from one of our favorite indies, Afrori Bookswhich sells the largest selection of books by black authors in the UK.


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