Lisette Lecat





Lisette Lecat

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born
South Africa
gender
female


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South African-born Lisette Lecat has captivated scores of listeners with the adventures at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, where Mma Ramotswe parks her tiny white van. Whether describing bush tea or the wisdom of Botswanan morality, Lisette's reading enlivens author Alexander McCall Smith's keen understanding of "ubuntu"--loosely translated as "humanity towards others." Lisette shares a love of Africa in other resonant portrayals of African literature and history, including DON'T LET'S GO TO THE DOGS TONIGHT, and works by Nadine Gordimer, Nancy Farmer, and Caroline Alexander. While sub-Saharan locales may be a specialty, Lisette brings a nuanced familiarity with place to other settings as well, drawing on her world travels and her knowl ...more


Average rating: 3.79 · 2,031 ratings · 482 reviews · 29 distinct works · Similar authors
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