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RachelO
Evening Primrose | Kopano Matlwa
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#readaroundtheworld #SouthAfrica

She had me from the first few pages (TMI in comments) - so much going on in such a short novel. Life as a student doctor in South Africa, trying to work out the path to take against the xenophobia aimed at your flatmate, and Just So Tired. (I thought she wrote tiredness so well!) And that‘s before the horrific event takes place. It‘s written as journal entries- I found it powerful and affecting. Trigger Warnings.

RachelO Matlwa won me over straight away. I lived with undiagnosed menorrhagia (heavy bleeding) for maybe 15 years, just dismissed as standard ‘women‘s problems‘ - I quite simply can‘t imagine being in that situation from the very start. Unsurprisingly, it‘s not a topic I‘ve ever seen written about, but it was very real, very well-done. Big thanks to doctors & med staff who stick with medicine despite the tiredness and hate. 8h
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Tove_Reads
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Greetings from Victoria Falls! The book is really great, but the amazing nature here is something I can‘t even start to describe. Highly recommended, both the book and a trip here!

LeeRHarry Have a fantastic time! 😊 2d
RachelO How wonderful! 2d
CarolynM Enjoy your trip. I hope you'll post some more pictures for us armchair travellers🙂 (edited) 21h
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mrozzz
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Wow:
“How strange that a person can look back on her life & see all the tiny decisions/actions— even moments of inertia in which nothing appeared to be happening— all the trailing comets of them hurtling forward like fireworks, not into nothingness/insignificance, but toward a future moment, a split second in which everything came together in an explosion of certainty & unity so that you could only gasp: Oh! So that‘s where it was all leading to.”

TheSpineView Love your nails!💜 3d
InBooksILive Gorgeous nails! 3d
MizDoniaBuding love your nails 2d
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Avidreader25
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Pickpick

Such an incredible story. Parts of it broke my heart, but I have a soft spot for anything with animals. The connection he has with the rescued elephant herd is a powerful thing. He never forgets they are powerful animals, even when they grow close. He treated them with respect and his bond with them was strong. There were some powerful scenes, like seeing the crippled baby elephant with its mother and watching him deal with a rogue elephant.

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BookwormM
Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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#ReadAroundtheWorld #SouthAfrica

5 stars

A brilliant read that deserves all the love it is getting.

It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think, it made me mad and it taught me about a time and place I didn't know about.

Full review here https://thereadersroom.org/2019/11/15/read-around-the-world-south-africa/hickleb...

LaurensLibrary I loved this one, too! 4d
Hooked_on_books Awesome book. It‘s amazing on audio. 4d
CafeMom My son read this book for school and he actually liked it. 23h
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fictionaddictbooks
Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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Beautiful words. Need I say more?

BookwormM I have just finished this and I loved it 4d
fictionaddictbooks @BookwormM I'm yet to meet someone who doesn't love this one 4d
Ericalambbrown I absolutely adored this book! I loved it enough that I burned an Audible credit on it so I could hear Mr Noah read it. I‘m so glad I did! His performance - especially the story with his blind great grandmother and him not wanting to venture to the outhouse - is extraordinary! 💕 And his portrayal of his mother is glorious! (edited) 4d
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Moonglotexas
Deadly Deceit | Natalie Walters
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Being in #SouthAfrica, I don‘t often get #booklaunch team swag - @revellbooks and @nataliewalters_writer, I don‘t know how you did it but thank you so much!
If you haven‘t discovered the #HarboredSecrets series yet or read #deadlydeceit, this is one to get! It‘s brilliant!
#bookstagram #amreading #currentlyreading #greatfiction

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Tove_Reads
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Finally on my way! 17 hours of reading, sleeping and eating. Well, maybe watching a film at some point. After many obstacles I‘m at least on my way...

umbrellagirl Safe travels! 5d
Tove_Reads @umbrellagirl 👍🏽 Thanks! Just my luck, my third flight was canceled due to a strike ☹️🤷🏼‍♀️ 5d
Lifeisasnap Enjoy your trip. Out last flight coming home from Europe was canceled too due to strike a month ago. Which airline I‘m curious to see if they are still striking. 😉 5d
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Tove_Reads @Lifeisasnap South African Airways. Luckily I got a flight 30 min later with British Airways. 5d
Lifeisasnap Glad BA could help you. They are the ones that were striking with us. I‘m glad they solved their situation to be running so they could help you. Enjoy your trip! 5d
Tove_Reads @Lifeisasnap I think it‘s their African daughter, Comair I‘m flying with. Glad it‘s not Conair! 5d
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Simona
Burger's Daughter | Nadine Gordimer
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Rosa is the daughter of a communist, activist in the anti-apartheid movement, and after his death she is confronted with his legacy. At the heart of this story is apartheid,but this is also the story about inner, intimate struggles. And that is exactly what makes this story masterful and complex. A very political story set in 70‘s, about white guilt, responsibility and where ideas and themes are presented through characterization. Powerful.

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RachelO
Evening Primrose | Kopano Matlwa
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This book.

I really wouldn‘t call it a page-turner, but I don‘t want to put it down.

Cinfhen Sounds really good 1w
eraderneely How‘s the journey going ? 1w
RachelO @eraderneely I‘m on train #3, and it‘s on time 😮! The joys of Birmingham up next 😬. How are things with you? Has the floodingbeen bad round you? 1w
eraderneely I‘ve been busy, but good. No flooding around Leeds thankfully. 1w
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