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In the Spirit of McPhineas Lata and Other Stories

4.5  ·  Rating details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
In many of these stories, there is as sense that things are not as they seem: a woman's husband-to-be has a questionable past and a voluptuous stranger's beauty belies her malevolence. Characters are shaped by the particular challenges of their context - a young pregnant Mosarwa girl is forced to make a terrible decision and the barren wife of a wealthy Gaborone man is mad ...more
ebook, 53 pages
Published 2011 by HopeRoad Publishing
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Judy Croome
Feb 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Simply put, Lauri Kubuitsile’s short stories are fantastic and provide an entertaining variation in content and themes from a gifted story-teller.

Each of the stories quickly engaged me. While ostensibly "African” they, in fact, transcend the bounds of this harsh, dramatic continent and are in touch with the world's collective imagination through the deep humanity of the characters.

The hilarity of the sexual revolution sweeping through the Nokanyana village; the delight of a dream come true in st
Jan 05, 2013 added it
This short story collection is told with a folktale flair, whose author allows the tone and 'voice' bend to suit each individual story. An enjoyable read. I 'dragged' the stories out as much as possible, inserting other books (romance novels) before moving on to the next story in attempts to savour this collection.
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Lauri Is a full time, award winning writer living in Botswana. She writes for children, teens and adults. She writes romance, detective, literary and humourous books.

Lauri has won or been shortlisted for numerous writing awards including: The Caine Prize, The Golden Baobab, MER Award for Best Youth Novel, The Sanlam Prize, Anglo Platinum Short Story Award and the Orange Botswerere Prize for Creat
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