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Lemona's Tale

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  27 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
This is the life story of a downtrodden woman who ends up on Death Row for a crime for which she is not to blame. It is narrated by another, younger Nigerian woman, who herself is in search of answers about her past.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Penguin UK
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Gemma Williams
Dec 17, 2007 rated it it was ok
It feels a bit mean to say it but this wasn't up to much. The story of a woman telling the tale of her life in jail the day before her execution for three murders manages to be oddly flat as well as melodramatic. Of the two narrators of the book, one is a girl from a small village who never finished school, the other is a wealthy privately educated university postgraduate student. The two narrative voices are indistinguishable, which has to count as a bit of a problem to the credibility of the s ...more
Chantal Gennen
Nice story ! It's a real page-turner ....
Dec 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Ken Saro-Wiwa seems like such an amazing figure that it was really disheartening that his novel was so bad. I mean really bad; force myself to finish bad; bad student movie bad.
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Kenule "Ken" Beeson Saro Wiwa was a Nigerian writer, television producer, environmental activist, and winner of the Right Livelihood Award and the Goldman Environmental Prize.
Saro-Wiwa was a member of the Ogoni people, an ethnic minority in Nigeria whose homeland, Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta has been targeted for crude oil extraction since the 1950s and which has suffered extreme environmental
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