Spring Reading September 2009

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Mixed masala
Mixed masala
From an intellectually gripping tale to a new character who's likened to Harry Potter, there seems to be a breath of fresh air in Sci-fi writing.
Not untrue & not unkind
Not untrue & not unkind
Not Untrue & Not Unkind, the memoirs of a foreign correspondent in Africa, has its own unique grace and authority.
Weaving the mythical and the real
Weaving the mythical and the real
Percy Zvomuya ponders whether this multilayered account of Zimbabwe's recent past should be considered as fact or fiction.
Go big or go home
Go big or go home
Black Jerusalem is a great snack read, but you could find yourself unfulfilled at the end.
A delightful collection of oddities and asides
A delightful collection of oddities and asides
Reif Larsen's first novel is an impressive piece of work that deserves a special place on your bookshelf.
Howling to be a Beat
Howling to be a Beat
Stephen Gray asks if Sinclair Beiles was SA's overlooked poet or just a con man.
Bildungsroman out of Africa
Bildungsroman out of Africa
Jane Rosenthal finds liberation, hope and thoughtfulness in three accounts of traumatic childhoods.
The Chimamanda collection
The Chimamanda collection
Percy Zvomuya reviews The Thing Around Your Neck, the new collection of short stories by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Her dark materials
Her dark materials
In her latest work, The Children's Book, AS Byatt gives a charged account of the perils of artistic creation that chills.
Just My Luck
Just My Luck
Percy Zvomuya reviews Song for Night, a novel by Nigerian writer Chris Abani.

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