Tag Archives: Africa

A Change of Climate

If you looked in at my Literature Group in Abingdon, you might think we were a harmless looking circle of old ladies drinking coffee. We are. But when we read a book like Hilary Mantel’s A Change of Climate, it … Continue reading

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The Old Way

Picture yourself holding your mother’s hand, as she holds her mother’s hand and each foremother is a link in a human chain. My grandmother died before I was born so my mother is the only link I have to her. … Continue reading

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Purple Hibiscus/ Half a Yellow Sun

My book group is reading a book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun, which I find difficult reading. So a friend lends me another book by the same author! Adichie is a great writer. She weaves together … Continue reading

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