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June Book Reviews


The Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the Gods, Jamala Safari The first third of this novel introduces us to Risto’s world. A son of a middle class, town dwelling family in the DRC, he spends holidays in his grandmother’s village, a world that is both mysterious and familiar to […]

The lady at the gate returns

Do you remember the lady at the gate? We’ve seen her a few more times since then, always saying she’s poor and needs food, but always with a different story. Sometimes multiple stories in the one day or the one conversation. She’s very skinny; she doesn’t look healthy; she’s shabbily […]