Publish date: November 29th 2004
Publisher: Seal Press
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
I read it for a class. It wasn't my favourite, but it didn't bore me either. I have to admit that I didn't really understand what Tambu's problem was. She got everything she wanted in the end. We only had to read the book for that class, but we never analised it and it's not the kind of book I usual...
This is a heartbreaking novel about colonialization and the mission system. Those who play the game of the missionaries and are held up as examples carry a heavy weight--they must continue to please the missionaries (to keep their jobs), and they must serve their families as the head of the family. ...
I wasn’t going to read this book, because I already had one for Zimbabwe and thought it was just another coming-of-age story. Then I read this critical essay, which made me sit up and pay attention. And so I wound up reading the book, which is good, but oh, so depressing.I should say that the books ...
Chinook is fond of this.
This growing-up story is told in a very adult voice, with hindsight and analysis: it's the words of a woman who's gone a long way from the poverty of her childhood and seen a lot of the world, but remembers that her family kept telling her not to forget them. This story is proof enough that she didn...
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