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Martta
Martha Quest | Doris Lessing
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Found my first Doris Lessing book from book swap shelves. I remember my Finnish teacher speaking about her but I've never before read any of her books. Now is my chance! The plot sounds interesting. 😍

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bnp
Nervous Conditions | Tsitsi Dangarembga
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Kindle US sale $2.99

I was not sorry when my brother died.

#ReadingAfrica2023, #FirstLineFridays, @ShyBookOwl

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DivineDiana
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Pickpick

I just finished this book with tears in my eyes. This is a true story of the two people in the photo who met through a school pen pal program. Caitlin was 12,living in a Philadelphia suburb, and Martin was 14, living in a poor village in Zimbabwe. It is a YA book. Simple writing. An uplifting story of kindness and determination. A testament to the good in our world. They remain friends. #readingafrica2022 #zimbabwe

BarbaraBB That sounds so lovely! 2mo
wanderinglynn How awesome! 2mo
TheLudicReader I love this book…and convinced my school to buy a class set. 2mo
Librarybelle How wonderful! It sounds so good! 2mo
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DivineDiana
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Currently reading. #readingafrica2022 #zimbabwe

CoffeeNBooks I love this book! I taught this in my English classes a couple of times. 2mo
DivineDiana @CoffeeNBooks It is an amazing story! ❤️ What did the students think about it? (edited) 2mo
CoffeeNBooks @DivineDiana They loved it- they thought it was a really interesting and inspiring story. 2mo
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psalva
This Mournable Body: A Novel | Tsitsi Dangarembga
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Mehso-so

Photo: NPR Interview, 2020. I got the point of this, but at the same time I felt a sustained sense of discomfort while reading due to the combination of Tambu‘s self-centered actions and the unceasing “you” which points the finger back towards the reader. It wasn‘t a pleasurable reading experience. However, the author has lived an incredible life and stood up for what she believes in, and I really admire what she tries to do with her writing.

Graywacke I‘ve enjoyed your reviews of this trilogy. This is a tough one. Especially because the first two were mostly pleasant reads (despite the rough stuff). 4mo
psalva @Graywacke Thanks! Part of me wonders how her perspective might have changed between the publication of the first book in the 80s and the other two in 2006 and 2020. I feel like those events must have impacted how Tambu‘s character developed through the series. I‘m glad I stuck with the trilogy though. 4mo
Graywacke @psalva yes, I‘ve wondered too. It‘s very personal, but also has a reflection of Zimbabwe‘s history of optimism and then financial collapse (and stifling under Mugabe) 4mo
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psalva
This Mournable Body: A Novel | Tsitsi Dangarembga
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This has been a difficult read for me but I didn‘t want to bail. So, in the hopes of finishing this today, I went for a walk and did some outdoor reading at a local park/forest. I‘ve got about 50 pages left. My plan is to spend the rest of the afternoon with the cats and finish this up. Hwaiting!

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psalva
This Mournable Body: A Novel | Tsitsi Dangarembga
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“Everything is nice and fresh now…” I am enjoying this book more than “The Book of Not” so far. I had to get used to the change in POV, but there is more plot happening and Tambu‘s character, though increasingly unlikeable, is taking actions which are driving towards what I suspect is a doomed conclusion. I‘m very interested to see where this goes. I suspect it will be a tragic conclusion.

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Ellen_C
We Need New Names: A Novel | NoViolet Bulawayo
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Pickpick

Sobering account of the immigrant experience https://cannonballread.com/2022/09/we-need-new-names-elcicco/