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Dodging Africa parallels the experiences and transformation of Willa and Nora Dodge, two sisters raised apart, one in Africa, the other Boston. The novel shifts rapidly, and sometimes shockingly, between the sisters' lives and cultures, both who seek self-knowledge and healing through the family relationships that have eluded and shaped their lives.Amid the rapid cultural ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published March 7th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Lindsey Fadden
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Thought this book would take me a week or so to read, but once I got started, I couldn’t stop! I HAD to see how it ended!
I also really appreciated how even though the sisters were in very different places, there were similarities.
Please write more books!!!!!
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reading the first book for any author can be exciting or it can be a disappointment. I found this to be both. it is one of the best books I have read . . . and I have read a lot. it totally captured me and I couldn't put it down. it made me laugh and cry. I loved the depth of intelligence, cultural respect and strong women it portrays. And the crossing of two so different places, Botswana and '60s USA. Absolutely worth reading!

My disappointment comes in when I don't have another to read. please
Richard Jr.
A super good coming of age book in Africa and the U.S. during the late sixty's hippie protest era of the Vietnam War in the U.S. and the 4th Peace Corps group out in Botswana, Africa.
Two sisters, separated in mid-childhood life by the estrangement of their parents, grow up in very different cultures on separate continents and face the challenges of late adolescent development. The questions to be resolved abound in this book and are dealt with by author D. Lou Raymond directly, but with cultura
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