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Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin
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Feb 23, 2011

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bookshelves: african
Read from February 23 to March 30, 2011

I'm really liking it. I love that the woman is from Tanzania so there's references and Swahili used. So cute. Also interesting to hear about the harsh under-the-table-practices that are still sometimes used and the based on true stories that people dreadfully experienced living through the hell of Rwanda back in the 90s with the genocide.

Ok it's true, it's a little too light-hearted and definitely written by a white lady. I think i was just mesmorized and missing tanzania so I liked the references to the country. Still liked it, but could have developed the stories with the people more. oh well.

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