"Great book, simple and easy to read, but so rich in content. What makes it even better is that the content applies directly to the challenges that many people face today. You want to get yourself a copy!"
"I had the ability to read this with my book club and it was such a great read! You can tell the thought that went into creating this novel. Great character development and many thought-provoking topics. Loved this novel!"
"This was a well-written, thought-provoking, and conscientious novel. It did not shy away from addressing difficult yet relevant questions and discussions about privilege, ethnicity/race, and gender. At the same time, the pace and plot were engrossing and the characters were very relatable. This poignant novel is a must read!!"
"Great book. I enjoyed it thoroughly. I like how this book incorporates the different cultures. Being an immigrant myself, I could relate to so much. Love that the writer touched on the many adversities that we face as black people in America. Definitely adding this book to my must read collection!"
F. J. Nkengasong is a native of Cameroon. She decided to publish her debut novel, Respect Yourself, after realizing that the African story was underrepresented in literary fiction. In general, through her writing, she hopes to entertain and provoke thought, especially as it relates to social issues.