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The Lovesong of Miss Queenie Hennessy is the companion or more like the flip side novel to the internationally acclaimed The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Harold Fry is walking across England to see his old friend Queenie Hennessy, who is dying of cancer and holding on, to see him one…

I have been traveling through Mexico with a guy called Harrison Shepherd for the past couple of weeks and it has been glorious! I had dinner with Diego, lunch with Frida and breakfast with Lev, walked through the ancient ruins of the Aztecs and experienced the Anti-Communist purge under Truman…

To my absolute frustration I have been struggling to write a review on this beautiful novel for almost three weeks now. As a mother of three young children, the subject of child trafficking makes my claws come out. When our son was two and a half years old, we came…

Inspired by books like David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten and Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun, Tales of the Metric System is a room of mirrors in which characters’ lives become reflections of each other. It is a nuanced, complex novel that rejects the conventional simple histories that have been written…

The Sculptors of Mapungubwe is a story of forbidden love, a political drama, a family soap opera and a bit of a history lesson, all wrapped into one Zakes Mda masterpiece. Though this story is set 1000 years ago in a pre-colonial Africa, with different cultural value systems,  social orders…