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Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed
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Sep 01, 11

Read from August 26 to September 01, 2011

More biography than fiction and sadly not quite either. Not enough historical explanation to educate me, not enough characterisation to hook me, not enough narrative shape to engross and entertain me. Some good descriptive writing, and I do know more now than I did, but the occasional sentimental authorial voice was intrusive, and, grrrrr, so many sentences were separated by commas - was her editor (like I was!) struggling to pay attention?
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Ashley My thoughts exactly.


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