Ever heard of an African Samurai? Neither have I, until now! Jee briefly reviews #AfricanSamurai : The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan by #ThomasLockley & #GeoffreyGirard @Hanover_Square #NetGalley #eARC #MedievalHistory #biography

Title/Author(s): African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan by Thomas Lockley & Geoffrey Girard Publisher: Hanover Square Press In a nutshell (Publisher): The remarkable life of history’s first foreign-born samurai, and his astonishing journey from Northeast Africa to the heights of Japanese society. When Yasuke arrived in Japan…

Jee reviews #HowWeDisappeared by #JingJingLee @Hanover_Square #HistoricalWW2Fiction #literaryfiction #Singapore #eARC #NetGalley

Title/Author: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee Publisher: Hanover Square Press In a nutshell (Publisher): A mesmerizing novel of World War II Singapore, “a story about memory, trauma, and ultimately love” (New York Times)—for fans of Pachinko and We Were the Lucky Ones Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked,…

Jee reviews #DaughterOfMolokai by #AlanBrennert #Netgalley #eARC #StMartinsPress #HistoricalFiction #MolokaiSequel

Title/Author: Daughter of Molokai Publisher: St Martin’s Press In a nutshell (Publisher): Alan Brennert’s beloved novel Moloka’i, currently has over 600,000 copies in print. This companion tale tells the story of Ruth, the daughter that Rachel Kalama―quarantined for most of her life at the isolated leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa―was forced to give up at birth. The…