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BarbaraJean
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I read Cry, the Beloved Country on the eve of a year living in Pretoria, South Africa. I took this picture during that year, at the Union Buildings in downtown Pretoria. It's always interesting to visit places you've read about, and this was both a sobering and inspiring place: Nelson Mandela was inaugurated here, at a building originally meant to symbolize the union of the British & Afrikaner governments. #setinSouthernHemisphere #junebookbugs

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GlitterGirl
Untitled | Unknown
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English title: FEAST OF THE UNINVITED (also a mini-series)
Set during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 in South-Africa.
This is the first fictional story I read about this topic that does not portray the Boers (farmers) as only good & heroic and the English as only bad & villainous!It shows the good/bad on both sides!Truly brilliant!
PG du Plessis passed away on 7 June 2017! #Junebookbugs #setinsouthernhemisphere @RealLifeReading #famousSAauthor

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DebinHawaii
Frangipani: A Novel | Clestine Vaite
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Day 27 #JuneBookBugs #setinsouthernhemisphere Here are nine books from my stacks that are set in the Southern Hemisphere in Africa (South Africa, Namibia & Rwanda) Australia, Chile, Tahiti, an unnamed South American country (Bel Canto), & an unnamed coral atoll (The Last Good Paradise). I've read all but Bel Canto which never seems to get to the top of my #TBR 📚

LiteraryinLititz Bel Canto is the same for me! It's one of my sister @BennettBookworm 's favorites, so I feel bad that I haven't read it yet. This summer, it will happen! 3y
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readordierachel
The Passion According to G.H. | Clarice Lispector
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"Aficionados of South American fiction as well as literary critics will welcome this posthumous translation of a nearly plotless novel by one of Brazil's foremost writers. Availing herself of a single character, Lispector transforms a banal situation—a woman at home, alone—into an amphitheater for philosophical investigations."

#setinsouthernhemisphere #junebookbugs
@RealLifeReading

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Dragon
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#setinsouthernhemisphere #junebookbugs I bought this book at the Raise-A-Reader booksale because I liked the title. Still haven't read it. Also multitasking #mandown Magpie Murders definitely has one. #hunetunz. Plus a couple of Calgary photos 🤠

Cinfhen #multitasking well done💓💓💓 3y
Dragon Thanks @Cinfhen 😀💕 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
The Last Anniversary | Liane Moriarty
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#setinsouthernhemisphere
#Junebookbugs
I haven't read The Last Anniversary yet...

erzascarletbookgasm I haven't read What Alice Forgot but I've enjoyed the other two :) 3y
Itchyfeetreader @erzascarletbookgasm what Alice forgot was my favourite. I found. The premise really interesting... 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @erzascarletbookgasm yeah it was the better of the two that I read!! 3y
BooknerdsLife Love Big Little Lies & What Alice Forgot way better than Husband's Secret 😊 3y
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Billypar
True History of the Kelly Gang | Peter Stafford Carey
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After opening with a climactic shootout between Australian gang icon Ned Kelly and police, there's a #ManDown (Under! 😆). But what follows was recovered from the scene- reams of pages scrawled in Kelly's own hand describing what's really behind his notoriety that the papers left out. Picked this for #JuneTunz @Cinfhen before I even saw the #junebookbugs one for today- #setinsouthernhemisphere @RealLifeReading ✌👆

LeahBergen Haha!! Great minds, indeed. 😏 3y
saresmoore Well played! 3y
Cinfhen Well done 👍🏻 #multiplayer 😂😜 3y
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LeahBergen
True History of the Kelly Gang | Peter Stafford Carey
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#SetInSouthernHemisphere ... and still on my TBR. 😬 Have you read it?
#JuneBookBugs

Billypar @LeahBergen oh no wayyy... Right as I was preparing mine! Great minds... 🙌 3y
Melissa_J I've read it. It wasn't bad, although not a favourite. 3y
Billypar @LeahBergen @Melissa_J I agree- not bad but the whole time I felt like I should be enjoying it more. Maybe because it's such a cool premise- I was either expecting a faster pace or more narrative inventiveness. 3y
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Bloomingjen I read it a few years ago. I think I liked it. 3y
writerlibrarian Read it. Okay but not a writer I would read again. 3y
LeahBergen @Billypar @Melissa_J @writerlibrarian @Bloomingjen Well, you all aren't making me rush to pick it up. 😂 A friend of mine loved it which is why I bought it. I also really liked his novel, Jack Maggs. Have any of you read it? 3y
writerlibrarian I have Oscar and Lucinda which I know is more in my wheel house as far as literature goes. Also I read the Kelly book because of the movie 🎥. It was during my intense but brief Orlando Bloom phase. 😚 (edited) 3y
Billypar I haven't read anything else by him, but Jack Maggs sounds like a better pick for me than THKG. And @writerlibrarian I am curious about O&L based on all the attention it gets. 3y
writerlibrarian @Billypar Booker prize winners get more attention not that they are always good but they often are. 3y
LeahBergen @writerlibrarian @Billypar I've been wanting to read Oscar and Lucinda, too. 3y
Reviewsbylola This sounds great. Never read it. 3y
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diovival
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#junebookbugs Day27: #setinsouthernhemisphere
Books set in New Zealand, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, New Guinea, South Africa, and DR Congo.
@RealLifeReading

vivastory Good collection. Great picture! 3y
diovival @vivastory Thanks! 3y
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MommyOfTwo
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This was a pretty good book, a bit slow in some parts for me but I still liked it. I need to watch the movie sometime. #SetInSouthernHemisphere #JuneBookBugs

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