Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream To The Sun by Sarah Ladipo Manyika// Book review

by Azeeza Adeowu

Some people are so uncommon in the world of literature, especially as the main protagonist.
The beggar is just the man the main protagonist walks past on the road, the old woman is the grumpy looking woman who lives next door, the taxi driver is the man that drives the main protagonist to the scene where she found out her husband was cheating. .
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Some characters are just like shadows in the world of literature, invisible.
So when I read Half of A Yellow Sun and one of the main characters is a houseboy, I read The Woman Next Door and it’s about two old women and now Like A Mule about a 75 year old Woman. I was so happy .
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The book is so fantastic, first because I love when a protagonist is someone not common in literature and 2 because I don’t know how in the world Mayinka made me relate completely with a 75 year old!
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Morayo is a slay Momo, Very sophisticated and filled with lots of energy and has a rainbow heart, she wears colourful Ankara, smiles at people, tucks flower in her hair, have erotic yearnings, have a special bond with her Porsche—buttercup, loves books a lot, she actually arranged her books accordingly to what character In a book she thinks should be friends with another character in a book (😂). .
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Morayo lived alone in an apartment in San Francisco, she was trying on a dress for her next birthday, a red dress and black heels when she slipped. The story switched from the past and present told in multiple perspectives. The story gave a new perspective on ageing and friendship. I love this book, I think Morayo is my Fictional Godmother. .
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You know that question where they ask what character you’d love to meet?
Mine is Morayo Dasilva. .
I really wish the book was longer. 😐😐
And God, I so much love the font of the book. The font is just as beautiful as the story telling.
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Do you care about book fonts?
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#QOTD
But at the end of the day, we all have to ask what did I do for myself?… .So like did you take yourself on a retreat somewhere, alone, and get to soul search your own sense of self?
Sarah Ladipo M, Like A Mule.

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