Powder Necklace

Gotcha!  Bet you thought this was some new trend you weren’t up on yet.  Well it is and it isn’t.  Powder Necklace: A Novel is a book I learned about back in February after attending the Independent Fashion Bloggers conference.  Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, the book’s author, was one of the panelists I was truly impressed with (she has a very cool job at Bluefly that will hopefully be part of another post in the near future).  My interest was piqued; I went home and Googled her and learned that she had a book, Powder Necklace, coming out.  The book is based on Nana’s experience as a young girl; it tells the story of her surprise journey from her home in London to boarding school in her native Ghana.  I was intrigued. I made a note in my calendar of the book’s release date and went on about my merry way. Then a few weeks ago, while reading my friend Kathleen’s blog, kat flower, I learned that Nana and Kathleen are friends (6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon, right?). You’ll have to read the book to understand the title.  I suggest you do.  One of the best coming of age stories I’ve read in awhile. It’ll make a great hostess gift too, the perfect alternative to a candle!


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