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N.K. Read

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Born and bred in Kenya, and now living between Nairobi and Sydney, Australia, N.K Read is a storyteller and journalist who has written for several publications and news outlets including the Kenya Television Network, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian UK as well as directed three documentary films, two of which played across cinemas in Australia. Other than a great coffee, what gets her up in the morning is her drive and heart for Africa. She enjoys hiking, running and cooking with her husband and reads voraciously in her very ‘spare’, spare time.

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Published on September 24, 2017 21:45 • 30 views • Tags: crime, crime-fiction, murder, mystery, suspense
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Children of Saba

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A dnf for me. No clue as to where the story was set, what year or generation - modern or historical, and the writing was clunky and downright boring. Waste of money.
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“This epic is a humble appeal to this great continent, Africa: May we reclaim our rich and resplendent narrative; our foundation, our voice, our magnitude, our honour, our pride, our wisdom, our traditions, our past, our exceptional uniqueness, our failings, our triumphs and finally when all is said and done, our glory.”
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N.K. Read So excited that 'Children of Saba' has made the 'Best African Fiction 2013' list as featured by The Guardian Newspaper UK! http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013...


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