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Heavens May Fall

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This on the ways in which the law can sometimes fail, this novel acts as a homage to the sights and sounds of everyday life in Botswana.
190 pages
Published April 11th 2007 by Double Storey
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Unity Dow writes such interesting novels of African life. Naledi is a high-powered lawyer who works for a children's agency. She represents a 15 year old girl who is raped by an older lodger. She discovers that the judge who is due to hear the case has been involved in a scandal in the past. This is such an easy novel to read, but is so full of poignant stories from Africa. Dow obviously writes from her experience as Botswana's first female High Court judge - so many stories of rape, violence, c...more
Clunky. Very clunky. Has a few interesting insights into modern Botswana society, but the prose is not much of a pleasure.
Overall pretty good, easy read. I didn't like how the book ended.
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