This is the story of four African women(one Sudanese refugee and three Nigerians) who have ended up working in the red light district in Antwerp. It’s a well-told tale of dreams betrayed and of resilience and friendship. It is a huge argument for improving the conditions for women in third world nations.
Enjoyable very modern read with an unreliable narrator describing the romance of his life, but with his judgement and memory clouded by an obsessive jealousy.
Moving novel describing the dangerous political intrigue that led to pointless executions during the Stalinist era. Beautifully written and with a fascinating forward by Susan Sontag.
And should be done with The Optimist’s Daughter by midnight. Including that one, I will have almost made my goals. Just didn’t read The Way West with the Pulitzer group in November.
Around the World: S. America:
1 2 3; Other: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
1001 Books List:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Oct Nov Dec
Oct Nov Dec (giving myself credit for Nov and Dec, since these didn’t exist)
Great African Reads:
1 2 3