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A Cowrie of Hope

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In A Cowrie of Hope Binwell Sinyangwe captures the rhythms of a people whose poverty has not diminished their dignity, where hope can only be accompanied by small acts of courage, and where friendship has not lost its value.

Paperback, 152 pages
Published December 29th 2000 by Heinemann Educational Books
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Tonymess
Mar 01, 2014 Tonymess rated it liked it
African Literature features quite heavily on my list of books that come from random countries that feature a natural UNESCO World Heritage site. This month I was off to Zambia and chose the novel “A Cowrie of Hope” by Binwell Sinyangwe. He’s a widower raising a son and two daughters, he studied Industrial Economics in Bucharest, Romania and now lives in Lusaka in Zambia.

This short tale is a revelation of Zambia in the 1990’s and as I travel the globe through various writings I come across wondro
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i found it a tad bit predictable, still a good book, i felt like i was in Zambia as i read along.
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