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Tag Archives | Book Review

Thanduxolo Buti Reviews Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi

Ghana Must Go

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 Ghana Must Go Taiye Selasi Penguin Books, January 2014 Online Price: R189   He stares at the glittering, arrested by beauty, and knows what he knew all those winters ago: that when faced with a thing that is fragile in a world that is ugly and crushing and cruel the correct […]

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Nondumiso Tshabangu Reviews When Rain Clouds Gather by Bessie Head

When Rain Clouds Gather

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 When Rain Clouds Gather Bessie Head Little Brown, August 2010 (originally published 1968) Online Price: R180     Bessie Head is one of southern Africa’s hidden gems. Like most people I was introduced to her because her books were part of my school’s syllabus – and since then I have long […]

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Nondumiso Tshabangu Reviews What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons

What We Lose

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆ 3/5 What We Lose Zinzi Clemmons Harper Collins, July 2017 Online Price: R246.00     I waited with bated breath for this book. The USA cover art drew me in and the tweets raving about how good it is only served to heighten my curiosity. Critics were quick to call it the […]

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Thanduxolo Buti Reviews Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

Queen Sugar

Star Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 Queen Sugar Natalie Baszile Penguin Putnam Inc, January 2015 Online Price: R257.00   Sometimes, you go looking for adventure, all you find is disaster – Queen Sugar I was introduced to Queen Sugar through the hit series on the OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) channel but reading the book I got more […]

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Lungile Khumalo Reviews The Reactive by Masande Ntshanga

The Reactive

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆ 3/5 The Reactive Masande Ntshanga Umuzi, September 2014 Online Price: R185     Ten years ago, I helped a handful of men take my little brother’s life. I wasn’t there when it happened, but I told Luthando where to find them. Masande Ntshanga’s debut novel grabs you from the get go. Our […]

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Nondumiso Tshabangu Reviews Dear Ijeawele, Or A Feminist Manifesto In Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Dear Ijeawele

Star Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto In Fifteen Suggestions Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 4th Estate, March 2017 Online Price: R226.00 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was recently in the news for comments she made on transgender women and I myself joined the critics. I thought, How dare she? The episode made me realise that […]

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