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message 1: by Aubrey (last edited Aug 04, 2015 11:26AM) (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Dust, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, 2014, Kenya, NOVEL

"...This may be one of the most difficult books I've ever read and also, in the end, one of the most beautiful. It's human voice is so immense, so painful, so incredibly hard to listen to at times but so real...I have never been to Kenya and am not likely to ever get to Africa at this point in my life (sadly) but I feel I have seen a glimpse of life that is not on tourists' maps but is of lives lived over the past 50 plus years as colonialism ended and Kenya has striven to become its own land...."

(Sue, review)

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message 2: by Zanna (last edited Aug 04, 2015 06:02AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Zanna (zannastar) | 180 comments Review!
I was interested in the character of Galgalu as the bearer of tradition(al beliefs?) and as a healer, especially as I saw the whole novel as a healing process or ceremony
Parallels with other authors: Leslie Marmon Silko and Moniza Alvi...

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