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The Book of Memory

The Book of Memory

Author: Petina Gappah
Publisher: Cassava Republic 2016
ISBN-13: 9789784851848
ISBN-10: 9784851849

 Memory, the narrator of The Book of Memory, is an albino woman languishing in Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, where she has been convicted of murder. As part of her appeal her lawyer insists that she write down what happened as she remembers it. The death penalty is a mandatory sentence for murder, and Memory is, both literally and metaphorically, writing for her life. As her story unfolds, Memory reveals that she has been tried and convicted for the murder of Lloyd Hendricks, her adopted father.

But who was Lloyd Hendricks? Why does Memory feel no remorse for his death? And did everything happen exactly as she remembers? Moving between the townships of the poor and the suburbs of the rich, and between the past and the present, Memory weaves a compelling tale of love, obsession, the relentlessness of fate and the treachery of memory

 

 

 
 

From Frying Pan to FireFrom Frying Pan to Fire: How African Migrants Risk Everything in their Futile Search for a Better Life in Europe

Author: Olusegun Adeniyi
Publisher: Bookcraft , November 2018
ISBN-13: 9789785602272
ISBN-10: 9785602273

 

With an ever increasing number of young Africans diving into the unknown each year, in search of a better life abroad, Segun Adeniyi's From Frying Pan to Fire could not have come at a better time.

Through their often heart-rending tales of woe, Adeniyi weaves a powerful and compelling narrative, made all the more intense by the poignant, personal account of one of these dream seekers, the author's own younger brother.

From Frying Pan to Fire, brings to bear on a subject that has become a scourge of our time, well deserved attention as well as a sense of urgency.

 

 

 

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ISBN-13: 9781846145056

ISBN-10: 1846145058

Author: Naomi Klein

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Penguin Books

Published: December 2014