1. African Writer http://www.africanwriter.com/beyond-magical-horrific-reading-nuzo-onohs-sleepless/

2. Starburst magazine - http://www.starburstmagazine.com/reviews/book-reviews-latest-literary-releases/15530-the-sleepless-book-review

3. Perry Lake Productions - http://www.perrylakeproductions.com/#!More-Horrors-Out-of-Africa/ce7r/575efa410cf23063aa8bb806

4. Confessions of a Reviewer: http://confessionsofareviewer.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/review-nuzo-onoh-sleepless.html

5. Amy's Bookshelve Review - http://writeramyshannon.wix.com/bookshelfreviews#!Sleepless-by-Nuzo-Onoh/cu6k/5772b2860cf249bc24530e5b

6. Bookshy - http://www.bookshybooks.com/2016/10/56-years-of-nigerian-literature-nuzo.html

7. Full of Books - http://fullofbooks.com/tag/nuzo-onoh/

8. RA For All - http://raforallhorror.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/31-days-of-horror-day-26-review-of.html

9. Million Book Mill - http://millionbookmill.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/the-sleepless-by-nobu-onoh-spoiler-free.html

10. TedDunphy.co.uk - https://www.teddunphy.co.uk/#!Meet-the-Queen-of-African-Horror/c1q8z/57110d500cf21d11795b4219

11. Ink of Blood - https://inkofblood.com/2014/09/24/the-reluctant-dead/

12 FangFreakintastic - https://fangfreakintasticreviews.com/the-sleepless/

13. Words of Colour - https://www.facebook.com/wordsofcolourproductions/photos/a.543274952351349.127662.246466108698903/824647900880718/

14. Amy's Bookshelf Reviews - http://writeramyshannon.wixsite.com/bookshelfreviews/single-post/2016/06/28/Sleepless-by-Nuzo-Onoh

15. Graveyard Sisters - http://hellnotes.com/unhallowed-graves-book-review/


Not for the faint of heart, The Sleepless will thrill readers who like their ghost stories to haunt them long after the last page is turned. http://blog.lovereading.co.uk/special-features/07/book-review-the-sleepless-by-nuzo-onoh/#.WIPqexuLTIU

The Lovecraft Ezine

The Sleepless is a work that continues long after you've finished the last page. It's a novel of Transformation and forgiveness, even forgiveness you don't wish to grant. The writing is gorgeous, the material outstanding and more importantly, it needs to be heard. This is horror in service, without preaching, without becoming didactic. That's a humbling accomplishment. The dedication pages alone on this novel gives one pause. I have no problems recommending The Sleepless wholeheartedly.https://lovecraftzine.com/2016/07/15/nuzo-onoh-explores-the-monstrous-in-the-sleepless/


“If you like you fiction to be smart and scary, this is definitely the book for you. If you are a fan of good fiction, then this is the book for you. I cannot wait to see what Onoh has in store for readers in the future.

(I would like to thank NetGalley and Cameron Publicity and Marketing Ltd. for this review copy)

Fangfreakin-Tastic Reviews

The Sleepless by Nuzo Ohno has changed me for life. I have NEVER felt the way I did while reading this book, or for days after. I still can't get it out of my head and it's been almost a week. I had to wait a few days to write my review because my brain was still processing what I read. This was an absolutely amazing book. I think it may be one of my all time favorite horror books.  https://fangfreakintasticreviews.com/the-sleepless/

C.M Stone

Spine-Chilling and lyrical

"It's not often that I read a book that manages to make me both deeply creeped out by the ghosts and yet also feel for them. It's easy enough to focus on the scary parts of this book - there are a lot of them and they're well done--but the astounding empathy that Nuzo Onoh uses in these stories is unlike anything I've encountered before. This one book has made me a fan for life. I've seen other reviews on here referencing Stephen King and I think that's an apt description if you're familiar with King's ability to craft characters as well as chills. Like King, Nuzo Onoh makes her characters so absolutely human that you're not simply scared when awful things happen but heartbroken as well. Yet she takes it a step further than King, to the point that I actually cried for the ghost of a schoolboy and his story haunts me still, days after I read that story. I've recommended this book to every one of my friends who loves a good horror story."


The Reluctant Dead by Nuzo Onoh is one of those rare works. Each of the six stories in this single author collection is richly laced with African folklore and the traditions that come from the Igbo culture. It is fascinating to read about the sights and smells and sounds of Nigeria, along with well drawn examples of the vast gap in class in this society, from the street hawkers to the privileged private school children that are taken to class by private drivers. Even the metaphors Onoh uses are appropriate to each story and give the stories the feeling of folk tales, warnings told to you by your mother to keep you from going outside of the neighborhood. http://hellnotes.com/the-reluctant-dead-book-review-and-author-interview/ 

Perry Lake

 African Curses

“I think I've found a small treasure.

In “Unhallowed Graves”, author Onoh takes us to a new world, but this is not a work of science-fiction.  Rather it is a world hidden from Western eyes; an ancient world ruled by witchcraft and superstition, by ghosts and curses.  It is the 'dark continent' of Africa.”

Dirge Magazine

"...Onoh  doesn't shy away from the nasty, gritty details when creating trauma to put her characters through. I dare you to suppress your shudder when you read about corpse water." http://www.dirgemag.com/blood-indigo-black-women-horror-writers-read-now/

Peter Stephenson

A brutal cocktail of torment, sexual jealousy and dark revenge.

“West Africa is the home of voodoo, juju and a myriad number of strange superstitions and beliefs.......mix in a little mainstream religion, tormented souls, sexual jealousy and revenge and you have created a fizzing and brutal cocktail that will leave you breathless and looking for the light switch…. Nuzo Onoh writes brilliantly and evocatively about the dark continent and even darker souls......a feast of blood, human and ghostly frailty brought right upto date by Nigeria's startling new writing talent..” 

The World of Lilith T. Bell

“All of the stories have an almost lyrical, rhythmic feel, begging to be read out loud…. One last word of warning: Don’t do what I did and read any of these stories late at night, all alone in a creepy old building with bats in the attic. There may have been some undignified squealing.” https://lilithbell.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/review-the-reluctant-dead/2. 

Words of Colour

“Onoh is bringing something new and exciting to the world of African literature and the horror genre.”