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Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed
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Aug 26, 2011

liked it

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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Reading Progress

August 26, 2011 – Started Reading
August 26, 2011 – Shelved
September 1, 2011 – Finished Reading

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