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"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."

~ Dr. Suess

"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass."

~ Anton Chekhov

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."

~ Douglas Adams

Tag Archives | Aminatta Forna

Jenny’s Reads: Pan-African Writing and Great Local Reads


A little over a month ago I interviewed Exclusive Books’ CEO Benjamin Trisk. He’s an amusing lunch and dinner partner and sniffs out good wines like a hungry terrier. But it wasn’t the wines or the food that interested me on this occasion. It was literature. Specifically, it was a conversation I’ve been waiting to […]

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Denis Hirson Shortlisted for The Commonwealth Book Prize 2012 for The Dancing and Death on Lemon Street

Dancing and the Death on Lemon Street

Just released from Jacana: South African Writer Denis Hirson’s first novel The Dancing and the Death on Lemon Street has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize 2012.  The Dancing and the Death on Lemon Street is set in the 1960s in South Africa. It is a beautifully crafted, musical story, which is as much about seeing how people […]

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