REVIEW: SULWE by Lupita Nyong’o

“๐’Ÿ๐’ถ๐“Ž ๐‘’๐“‚๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’๐’น ๐’ถ ๐‘”๐‘œ๐“๐’น๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐‘”๐“๐‘œ๐“Œ, ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“๐‘’ ๐’ฉ๐’พ๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘’ ๐’ถ ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐“๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡, ๐‘’๐“๐‘’๐‘”๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“‰ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐‘’๐“ƒ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“‡๐‘’๐’ป๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐’น ๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ถ๐“๐“ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘”๐“ˆ”

Sulwe has the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family, even darker than all the other children in her school. Sulwe, the sweet little Sulwe, just want to be beautiful like her sister, who is the color of noon. Like her mother, the color of dawn or like her father, the color of twilight. She just want to belong more to her own family.

Sulwe – in all her ingenuity -, tries in every way to lighten her skin. After all, she just wants to be beautiful and shine like a star. After all her attempts fail, she says a prayer to God. A simple, desiring, humble prayer before bed. That when she woke up, her skin could be lighter.

Sulwe wakes up the same way, but a shooting star visits her during the night and Sulwe discovers at her magical journey that everything she thought she didn’t had was inside of her. Sulwe’s little journey opens her eyes and she learns a valuable lesson that will change her life.

โ€œ๐’ฎ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“๐’น๐“ƒ’๐“‰ ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐’น๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“Ž๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‡๐‘’. ๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐‘œ๐“‡๐“๐’น ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‡ ๐“…๐“๐’ถ๐’ธ๐‘’! ๐’Ÿ๐’ถ๐“‡๐“€ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ท๐‘’๐’ถ๐“Š๐“‰๐’พ๐’ป๐“Š๐“, ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐“‡๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ท๐“‡๐’พ๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰ โ€

Sulwe’s 48-page short story was written by actress and writer Lupita Nyong’o. Based on her own experiences since childhood. The struggle she fought inside her for years, thinking that beauty didn’t belong to her. Lupita affectionately expresses through Sulwe the true sense of being beautiful. From shining the inner light and externalizing it to the world.

After all … โ€Some lights can only be seen in the darkโ€

The beautiful illustrations at the book were all made byย @vashtiharrison.

Review: โญโญโญโญโญ

Warriors by Gurpreet Kaur – A poetry E-book

For the lovers of Poetry: I just would like to share a great E-book available at Amazon. First of all, thank you Gurpreet for reaching me, I spend lovely moment’s reading it.


Dear readers,

Are you a big fan of Rupi Kaur? If yes, keep along as today I bring you a great E-book available at Amazon. First of all, thank you Gurpreet for reaching me, I spend lovely moment’s reading it.

Warriors. A Poetry book from @gurpreetpoetry I must be honest, I was not expecting to be so caught up in such great writing! Warriors has stolen my attention while I was reading it and I could relate myself in so many situations she wrote so beautifully but also so raw and unique. Simple and in a effective way.

The writing will talk with you in two parts. Battles of Life and Battles of Love. Letโ€™s be honest right? Who don’t relate to those battles?… if you have time, go check on Amazon. Click here to get the e-Book.

Good news: Is available on Kindle Unlimited. Yay!! Good poetry that you can read in one hour and always come back to reflect on those beautiful words.

Didnโ€™t convince you? Ok, so here it goes a Sneak peek:

Battles of life:

โ€œThe toughest to win are the wars that we fight within ~ the constant battles with yourselfโ€…

Battles of Love:

โ€œHe made dreams look so real that waking up seemed fakeโ€…

“These are our battles and one day we are going to conquer them allโ€ Gurpreet Kaur

I loved the book and had a great time reading it. Easily recommended to others. An author/series Iโ€™m interested in following.

4 stars

Happy reading!๐Ÿ™ƒ